Leslie   1 comment


Above:  The Original Draft of the Poem

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor


Sleep, young Leslie, the afternoon away

in the soil beneath a rose-bush,

curled up smartly in the temperate shade.

You, a tuxedo cat, do brush


away all stress gently without effort.

The mere sight of you softens hearts,

melts fears, reduces worries, and comforts

the hurt.  You are a work of art.


And so, until I feed you the next time

and you eat favored food gladly,

do that which cats do best–be most sublime

while training we humans subtly.




Below:  Leslie, July 25, 2014

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

Leslie--July 25, 2014 04

Leslie--July 25, 2014 03


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