Just a Cat, by pd lyons


Just a Cat

 

No longer

Will morning find you  pondering the flight of birds

 

You won’t

Trip me in the kitchen, a bandit circling – like I’d forget the milk

 

Up on the bed

Attack everything  beneath the duvet

 

Purr with my daughter and the Barbies

Watch  some favorite TV show.

 

No more my little one

Trust me to carry you like a slip of black velvet still sleeping in my hands

 

No. No more because

Some ignorant bastard drove like a maniac and thought, oh just a cat

 

collage by pdl

collage by pdl

 

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  • Edward-David Ruiz  On June 29, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    Sad, sad, sad. So sorry for your loss. About two years back, we adopted two stray cats (both males orange tabbies, recently neutered at our request) which we named MeeMee and LaoLao, two so-independent ones. One of them loves sleeping on Scotty’s lap, and that’s quite enviable. Hope you find fitting replacement soon. Best and good luck. e/s

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  • Donna J Snyder  On July 6, 2016 at 3:45 am

    My throat is tight with sadness. My condolences.

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  • Christine Valentor  On July 31, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    Oh dear. I had a feeling where this was going… so sad for your loss of you great and loving pet.

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