This is Miki.
Rumor has it, he’s one of Monty Clift’s lifetimes.
Reincarnated into a South LA feral cat colony.
Born into a back alley chance.
Adopted by a lunatic, he lucked into
a life off the street.
He’s a hard cuddler,
like deep into your elbow, armpit or chest.
He digs in and loves on you.
Like the street is hard.
Like the pavement.
He loves you like a concrete block.
Not everyone made it into the house.
The others still live on the street
and visit him at the open window
where he pushes against the screen
and calls to his brothers after nightfall.