I add to my list of questions for God

Why serial killers are handsome,
and sociopaths charming,

as if we don’t have enough trouble
telling good from bad.

Whether islands float,
or go all the way down.

Why baby animals are so
much cuter than baby people.

Related, why humans don’t have fur,
which would make us more attractive
as we age. Also warmer.

Why Seamus is spelled that way,
and facade pronounced that way.

Related, why some letters never shut up,
and others must be silent.

Whether my cat really liked me,
at least sometimes.

Whether memory is just a
form of imagination.

Whether my father is still alive
in the space between.

Whether I was dreaming.








  1. I ask the same question. A outstanding poem.


    1. Thanks so much. I appreciate that you took the time to read and comment.


  2. Love love love love this! Think how much money would be saved on anti-aging creams, collagen and the like if we just had fur. (Wouldn’t we be dazzling?) All your cats have loved you! “Whether memory is just a form of imagination” – YES. Wow.

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    1. So glad you liked it, Amiga! If I land in the right postmortem location (hardly a forgone conclusion), I’m definitely going to make the “fur” point. πŸ™‚

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  3. Love this poem.

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    1. I’m glad! Thank you.

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  4. Yes, your cat loved you. πŸ™‚ So many great questions, Cate. I think the list might be endless. I love your courage to ask the hard ones, especially about our beauty vs. animals, and our lack of fur. And yet so many people go to great lengths to shave off what we have. Fascinating, isn’t it? Have a great weekend. -Russ

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    1. Thanks, Russ! I think we could each easily generate such a list.

      I’ve long envied men who can choose to wear facial hair — like your beautiful beard/mustache — though I suppose those who don’t consider shaving a hassle. I’ll just say out loud that post-menopausal chin hairs don’t get it done. πŸ™‚

      Wishing you a good weekend, too, Friend! (And yes, a preponderance of the evidence suggests my cat actually does like me, though she keeps me guessing. :))

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  5. Have you watched true crime documentaries pal?


    1. No, I’ve not, but I’ll look it up. Thanks for reading!


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