I have been walking 
almost every day
in a effort to be healthier

I take the same path
and sometimes see 
neighbors outside their homes

Or children playing
in their yards
with laughter ringing

However, as I walk at a
fairly quick pace, 
there isn’t much time to visit

Unless I see my new friend
come trotting up with
a friendly “meow”

She rubs against my leg
and meows a request
for an ear rub

She will visit as long as
I will stay with her
and is always glad to see me

I find myself with a new
eagerness to take my walk
and visit my feline friend