A Young Boy Falls Asleep With His Cat

A Young Boy and his Cat …

A Boy and His Cat
A space where frame was built to house a home

A Young Boy Falls Asleep With His Cat


“He is quiet and small, he is black

from his ears to the top of his tail;

He can creep through the tiniest of crack.

He can pick any card from the pack;

He is equally cunning with dice;

He is always deceiving you into believing

That he’s only hunting for mice.”



A Boy and His Cat

1.) Elias and Django

A space where frame was built to house a home

both doorway and an entrance to a room

on bed where one black cat begins to groom

this boy who dreams of play in ocean’s foam.

A long haired cat from Pheonicia

or maybe from the dark side of the Moon

where blanket folds become an ancient rune

with eyes closed purrs “A Night in Tunisia.”

Short scene inside photographic frame

of time a frozen moment of true love

when boy and cat are wrapped inside comfort.

In sleep the pair will play a dreamy game

to dance in blue of flowering foxglove

to fly together choosing clouds to sort.

A Boy and His Cat
A light colored pillow to contrast black…

2.) Sam and Bupkiss

A light colored pillow to contrast black

one for the boys head and one for the cat

their quiet place where both have cuddled chat

before creeping “through the tiniest of crack.”

My memory of when the child was small

and slept within a homemade wooden crib

on hand sewn quilt portraying sailors jibe

with redwood rails to secure two from fall.

The kitten curled up with you as you snore

as if the way you held your arms stayed true

through all these years of growing with the storm.

I stood there every night to take the score

from crib to twin as boy and cat still grew

when both your views of this world then transform.

A boy and His Cat
Of swimming in imaginations streams…

3.) In Their Room

My boy will curl with favorite stuffed Tiger

within the covers of the blankets formed

his black kitten in close until he’s warmed

to sleep until the morning brings hunger.

In this colorful mish mash of childhood

he finds himself lost within the color

of fur and quiet lull of gentle purr

he nods his head as if he understood.

From ears down to his blackened soot like fur

the cat remains to sleep as if a ball

to snuggle up into the boy’s sweet dreams.

Within these moments lies a simple cure

to bring his life back to a simpler call

of swimming in imaginations streams.

Jamie Lee Hamann
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Jamie Lee Hamann

My name is Jamie Lee Hamann and I have a passion for writing short fiction and poetry. I started writing for TCE around 2015 and since then I have finished seven collections of poetry and plans for more. I currently live in Lemmon Valley NV with my family. If you desire to find my other work on the internet feel free to stop by my website simplepoetics.weebly.com. The website offers articles on poetry, poems, and links to all my other writing.

3 thoughts on “A Young Boy Falls Asleep With His Cat

  • May 25, 2019 at 10:56 PM

    Some great phrasing and stark imagery, filled with colour and texture. I so relate having a cat (Beast) who is my constant companion. A whimsical piece with a light feel and heart-warming in its expression. Great work, Jamie. Really enjoyed it.

  • May 30, 2019 at 5:38 AM

    Jamie I love these wonderful whimsical poems with a touch of dreamy fantasy about them. Great imagery and being a cat lover I can’t fault them.

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