Bukowski loved Cats

Catshmere Charles Bukowski My Cats Poem

After T.S. Eliot’s “The Naming of Cats” here you go with one of my favorite poems by Charles Bukowski … “My Cats”:

“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.”

Did you know that at one point he had 9 cats? The more the better, LOL!

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