Nusa Lembongan, Bali

Dorothy Swoope

Every morning and afternoon
the brindled bob-tailed cats
await the offerings
placed ceremonially
in the high decorative shrines.
With a single leap
their prayers are answered.

Dorothy Swoope is published widely in print and online. Her publications include a poetry chapbook, The Touch of a Word and her childhood memoir, Wait ‘til Your Father Gets Home!. She resides on the South Coast of New South Wales.

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