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With Love at the Bottom of the Litter Box, #1 best selling author and award-winning poet Jackson Dean Chase delivers a stunning poetry chapbook that delivers the sweet pain and subtle humor of life on the edge. The poems are inspired by (and sometimes about) Charles Bukowski. Cats are featured in every poem.
YOU HAD ME AT "MEOW" You had me at "meow," my friend. You had me with three sleepy blinks, with the tender flick of your tail, the purr in your throat. You had me with all these things: treasured moments curling in my lap.
MOVING DAY As the cat purrs in my lap, as Mozart pours from my speakers, I drink this wine and write these words, feeling the first relief I've known in days. The heaviness leaves me, the hurt you caused becoming less as you move from my present into my past... never to return.
FROM THE INTRODUCTION: It should come as no surprise when I say my best friends are cats. They are me, and I am them. We both love our routines and hate anything that disturbs them. We do what we want, when we want. We're happy being alone, but happy to be together when it suits us. We're loyal. We love deeply, and when that love is broken, we slink away to lick our wounds. We'll never fit in, even when we try. Especially when we try. And so we stop trying to fit in and start trying to be ourselves.
"If you love cats, if you've ever struggled to make it, then you will love this book."
"Jackson Dean Chase really lets you see and feel his true self in this book."