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    You lie by the radiator,
    Old black and white cat
    With half a moustache,
    Our senior feline.

    The play played out.
    The purr as well.
    I’m sorry you have to go,
    But it’s okay to go.

    A brief review:
    You radicalized our dog
    Into a feline-lover.
    You did that. You.

    And then you two
    Waited for your other friend
    With orange fur who died.
    You waited side by side,
    Cat and dog.
    Dog and cat.

    And then you sat alone and waited
    For your canine friend
    To come again
    After we had buried her
    Beside the meadow’s tree
    Where the two of you
    Would take your morning stroll.

    Now the tiny tuft of your life
    Is almost gone.
    I sleep downstairs
    To keep the heating pad
    On your back
    While the radiator cools for night.

    Two small creatures, we,
    Huddled beneath our blankets
    In the dark
    Somehow closer to each other
    Than to the meadow’s tree.

    This is the end:
    Goodbye, old friend.

    You were a good cat.
    Thank you for that.
    Thank you, old cat.
    Last edited by evolutionisfun; 02-01-2015, 12:39 AM.
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