sojourn

My cat brings me
shrew upon shrew from
the woods behind the house,
deposits them on the deck,
and sleeps at my legs.

Is he bringing me things?
Does he think something’s missing?
Is he showing me
how good you can become
with practice?

Sometimes I think
he is just trying to earn his keep.
Sees the possibilities of
the surroundings.

Whatever it is,
it’s fine,
and I appreciate his efforts.
Despite the fact that I’m
the one who has to dispose of
his trophies.

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