What the caterpillar calls the end, the rest of the world calls a butterfly.
Something in me vibrates to a dusky, dreamy smell of dying moons and shadows.
There are 7 billion people on this planet who I have not met,
and 195 countries I have not visited.
Yet I am stuck in this insignificant town,
Being pressured into making decisions about my future,
When I barely even know who I am.
My father used to say, “Don’t raise your voice. Improve your argument.
Note to self: every time you were convinced you couldn’t go on, you did.
I’m trying hard to live by Cat Principles.
1- I am glorious above all things
2- Eat when hungry, sleep when sleepy, play when bored
3- Affection is given and received on my terms and only mine
4- Show displeasure clearly.
6- Demand the things you want. If they aren’t given, demand them again, but louder this time.
7- If you are touched when you don’t want to be, say so. If they continue to touch you, make them bleed.