Not about cats, who already understand
things that could be and aren’t….yet
are not worthy,
even though prudence (another human thing)
demands planning, storing up –
I refuse, because
sufficient unto this day are its concerns
and tomorrow, Scarlett,
is another day I have not yet been given.
I will love you today
and rest as I need.
I am not the leader of the free world or the enslaved one
and that was never my goal, anyhow.
Today I will love you.
The potential horrors of potential tomorrow
will just have to wait.
Today, I am too busy loving
to worry about what might happen tomorrow.
And anyhow, when tomorrow IS today,
there will still be love to give.