When cats relax,
in slender sleep,
lying like crushed velvet
on the best chair,
they are still soft aware
of sight and sound,
and what goes on, around.

They see and hear no evil
but their lashes flicker,
and lace the eye,
ears prick and swivel
in every sense,
and sinews tense.

When cats relax
and take their nap,
there is no gap,
it seems
between reality, and dreams.