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Cat Nap #DVersePoetics

Belly stretched bare to sun,

these hands could be paws

when fingers curl in to palms,

padding softly,

or soft patter

of rain on skin,

water caught in  fur

till I shrug free this coat

and the weight

of me

trapped inside of it.


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Carol J Forrester is a writer and a history geek. Her debut collection 'It's All In The Blood' came out November 2019. She has a 2:1 BA degree in history from Bath Spa University, enjoys judo at least twice a week, and tries to attend poetry events around the Midlands when she can. Her flash fiction story ‘Glorious Silence’ was named as River Ram Press’ short story of the month for August 2014 and her short story ‘A Visit From The Fortune Teller’ has been showcased on the literary site Ink Pantry. Her poems ‘Sunsets’ and ‘Clear Out‘ were featured on Eyes Plus Words, and two of her poems were included in the DVerse Poets Pub Publication ‘Chiaroscuro’ which is available for purchase on amazon.Her poem ‘Until The Light Gets In‘ was accepted and published at The Drabble and her poem ‘Newborn’ was published by Ink Sweat & Tears. She has been lucky enough to write guest posts for sites such as Inky Tavern and Song of The Forlorn and has hosted a number of guest bloggers on her site Writing and Works.


  1. Ah, that is a cool exploration — I certainly hope to take such cat naps; they look so relaxed and carefree. That ending is a gem — “the weight of me” is a wonderful way of putting it.

  2. Glenn A. Buttkus says

    Projection can be rewarding with a cat. Maggie the Cat is Tennessee Williams version of same. Witches and wizards are wise in the ways of felinedom. I was a dog guy until my first live-in girlfriend brought her cat. Our Tom was 18 last year when we put him down. I tear up at the sound of his name–Keezie Moto.

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