A blue TV set. And a yellow tomcat.
Stripping the damp dark I walk in. I’m glad.
I shed off slowly the wearing day.
All my black worries are melting away.
Greetings, a smile, and the onions’ smell…
My own Ithaca here seems to be well.
On the floor sitting, for quiet I crave.
I’m not a genius. Nor am I brave.
I was so anxious and feeling so faint –
Nothing will make me remember this day.
I laugh my head off as I watch a play.
I lose a chess game and set off small trains.
Then the bed eagerly calls me to sleep.
But I am wakeful, at the window I peep.
I watch the gold stars that sway in the sky…
The tomcat pleasantly purrs at my side.