Charles Bukowski is my favorite poet. I love Charles Bukowski. Charles Bukowski loved cats. He wrote many poems about cats; there is even a book of his collected poems about cats. His poem “My Cats” is about what I believe and what I have been studying. Cats are my teachers.
I know. I know.
they are limited, have different
but I watch and learn from them.
I like the little they know,
which is so
they complain but never
they walk with a surprising dignity.
they sleep with a direct simplicity that
humans just can’t
their eyes are more
beautiful than our eyes.
and they can sleep 20 hours
when I am feeling
all I have to do is
watch my cats
I study these
they are my
– Charles Bukowski
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A lovely poem and so true.
What I would to be able to sleep 20 hours straight, without any repercussions!
I love cats but I love dogs and most all of God’s creatures 😘
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