Cat Eying the Butter
By: Antoni Ooto
Every morning I feel you missing.
It’s been a while,
and only now do I speak quietly
hoping for an impossible presence
to hold on to.
There is less laughter
at the breakfast table,
but as I chew,
I think of you
eying the butter on my plate.
Sick as you were,
you never lost your taste
for Baby (our tiny cat)
(February 19, 2000-July 28, 2014)
Antoni Ooto is an internationally published poet and flash fiction writer. Well-known for his abstract expressionist art, Antoni now adds his voice to poetry. His love for and studying the works of many poets has opened another means of self-expression.
His recent works are published in Amethyst Review, The BeZine, The Poet Magazine, Brown Bag Online, The Wild Word, Active Muse: Journal of Poetry and Art, and many journals and anthologies. Antoni Ooto lives and works in upstate New York with his wife poet/storyteller, Judy DeCroce.