A meow

I had my rules,
I did not want
a cat in the house,
but a silent meow
changed my world.
I felt
unknown love,
all resistance was gone,
just my heart
said: ’welcome’.
And I received
the most precious gift:
your friendship.

The purring

you taught me
to think
with the heart,
to trust intuition.
Never will I forget
how you would always,
when I gave
too much thought,
lie across
one of my books
and start purring.