Poem · Poetry

Pure Presence

You look at me with eyes of love

and complete attention.

You gracefully place your body

next to mine,

molding into me

for complete contact.

There is no space between us –

only pure presence.

As you relax and soften,

so do I.

Your purr

motors my heart to joy.

Your headbutts

nudge me firmly to awaken

to the affection in this moment.

Your eyes,

your eyes…

invite me to deepen

and embrace the music

hidden in my heart.

You bring God to me

and I am blessed.

I love you for that.

Eventually, you move away

to what is next for you.

Your work is done.

Copyright© Cynthia Cady Stanton, 2018


Poem · Poetry

The Way of the Cat


Went to bed early
bathed, brushed –
equipped with melatonin
so I could rest.

But the restlessness came
right on time, anyway –
that 2 a.m. buzz
of mind
and senseless planning.

Now, you in my lap
purring at 4:15
while I take in my coffee
and gather myself.

How do you do it?
that deep plop of love and presence
you share to freely?

In this moment,
my heart relaxes.

Thank you.

Copyright© 2017 Cynthia Cady Stanton