The orange and the cat

The orange and the cat
            for Paddy

A cat,
Black, white,
fluffy, suns itself
on the edge of a low
brick fence. Its face is
battered. An orange
round and smooth
balances on the
same fence.
        Sunlight gushes
down from a
mildly blue
autumn sky. In the
overgrown garden
bloom wildly.
A slight
breeze ruffles
the fur of the
sleeping cat.
The orange
is perfectly