The Moments

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.