Delight

07 Nov 2015 life

As I shovel
my savory snack
into my mouth
like a happy animal,
I offer my hand,
redolent with flavor,
to the cat
who shares his home
with me.

And,
as his raspy tongue
licks my fingers,
I wonder:
which is more delightful -
the flavor on my own tongue,
or this innocent friction
of shared joy?