Silent voices

photo of a black cat with its paw lifted up in the air

Cats can speak volumes;
the lift of a single paw:
worship me human.


Photo of a white cat sleeping on the floor sideways, comfortably, his paws raised in mid air.

Every long day ends;
peace comes in various forms—
even as a cat.


Tiny though a cat—
shocks the unwitting stroker,
as does mustard seed.