I know. I know.
They are limited, have different
needs and concerns.
But I watch and learn from them.
I like the little they know,
which is so much.
They complain but never worry,
they walk with a surprising dignity.
They sleep with a direct simplicity that
humans just can’t understand.
Their eyes are more beautiful than our eyes.
And they can sleep 20 hours a day without
hesitation or remorse.
When I am feeling low all I have to do is
watch my cats and my courage returns.
I study these creatures.
They are my teachers.