The centre of the universe

To my right is a man

I fell in love with

so rapidly my blood still

simmers and hisses

in delight at being touched

and being made to feel

wonderful again.


To my left is a cat

sprawled belly up

and purring, sleeping

soundly nestled into

my ribs and tummy

whilst the man curls

himself around me,

his head buried into

my shoulder

as he breathes softly.


Then there’s me,

in the middle,

the centre

of our small three being

universe; the sun

to the planets,

one great, one small,

and I want to burst

into shattering rays of light

which sing like angels

and proclaim that This

is what love and living

is all about.



© Kristiana Reed 2019

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