Tea time with Neko

Cretan thyme tea at 4.o’clock
Kiwi fruit in quarters
Neko licks his paws and ears
In anticipation

Abandoned for 2 nights
His mistress away in Petworth
Alone on the terrace basking in the sunshine
Awaiting mistress Jilliana silently

Surveyed by Diva the Diver
The ginger tomcat Thomas
And Maria’s ragdoll Charlie
His constant neighbourly companions
In Catlandia

The blue Turkish Nazar key turns in the lock
The back door swings open
Cat treats and chicken jelly
Served on his blue Japanese dinner plate

Today Neko dines at tea time
With his beloved mistress Jilliana

Written in Brighton on 23 September 2019