I love the poem and your essay. I can see you love your cats ,and they love you! I have been the happy companion to many cats over the years. It is no surprise to me at all that the Egyptians worshiped them, as my cats continue to remind me! ; )

Deborah Barchi has recently retired from her career as a librarian and now has time to read, explore nature, and write poetry and essays. 824drb@gmail.com