Cat Love

Nobody loves you
and nobody can love you.

It’s simply not the case
that somebody else
can slather love on
and around you
like butter, and you
are incased in it.

However, you can love
and feel love
about another
and they can feel
the same
around the topic
of you.

So when I say
I love you
(and I do by the way)
what I am really saying
is that I feel love
around you,
I am filled with love
because of you
and I am in love,
my own love,
due to you.

So, the next time you think
nobody loves me
you might ask yourself
to feel love
for yourself, because
what everyone loves
about a cat
is not so much
the cat licking
but the cat purring.

Author: Paul Stokstad

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