She washes her white patch of stomach,
then interrupts herself
to listen to a distant bird;
moves around and licks her long tail
and curving flank – bracing herself,
one paw held firm to the ground.
The other, stretched in the air,
balances her as she twists.
Such a serviceable body!
For no particular reason that I can see,
she raises the end of her tail
straight up at a right angle.
(In the photo, she looks up from washing her stomach. After that I was writing, not snapping.)
#awakeaugust day 31