Sometimes I am reminded of the moments
which come at me so fierce I laugh in surprise.
Like the time the cat hurried into the hallway
at the same time as I. He jumped in surprise.
His tail bushing like a squirrel’s tail. I laughed.
He looked indigent for a moment. Walking by twitching his tail
with his head held high. Glacing back long enough
for me to see the glint in his eye.
Laughing, he was. So was I.