The Roots Across Nine Lives

Scattered across

a bedspread of labeled green

plants

are memories

waiting to be torn.

.

A cat has nine lives

but across them,

it may still follow

the common thread

of yarn.

.

A plant

seen from a distance

brings about

a memory

common across

the many lives.

.

What changed

when the life did?

If the life is still

that of a cat,

the avatar

is still the same.

.

Counting sheep,

cannot save the cat

from the dreams.

~

The plant sways

and bends,

to show its thorns.

.

So tempting

to try

and rip it up

by the roots.

Make it leave

for good.

.

Falling,

taking a good stance,

to lower

the velocity

before

impact.

.

It’s been ripped,

the paws are bleeding,

even if the plant’s gone,

look at the scars.

Maybe this will

disappear

in the next life?

 

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