My Pepper Cat

Our kitty Pepper, the Pep Cat got “fixed” today.  My sweet girl is recovering at the veterinary hospital. I can pick her up tomorrow morning.  We found her as a kitten in a gas station parking lot on October 1st, 2006.  

I want this here

The Ache of Marriage


The ache of marriage:


thigh and tongue, beloved,

are heavy with it,

it throbs in the teeth


We look for communion

and are turned away, beloved,

each and each


It is leviathan and we

in its belly

looking for joy, some joy

not to be known outside it


two by two in the ark of

the ache of it.


Denise Levertov