Many, many years ago.
I was walking home from the bus, through the twilight, on my favorite street.
Quiet, lots of old houses broken up into student flats, with wild gardens.
Hosts of cats, all swarming about greeting people, waiting for their own folks.
Had a very, very friendly kitty come up to me.
And vamp me quite thoroughly.
Demanding pats, rubbing ankles.
The whole act.
Finally leads me up to door, and begins with the begging.
With loud purrs, and talkings, and all
It was clear that people were in there.
It was just getting dark, and lights were on.
And kitty wanted IN.
And I was there, and I was a person, and people are GOOD.
I knocked on the door for her.