Subdued

Kitty cat looking through the glass

Pondering where oh where her owner

Has vanished to,

Strangers abound,

Her name is forgotten,

And all she can do is blink and blink anew.

 

Kitty cat looking through the glass

Hungry not quite,

Waiting for Papa to return home.

 

Kitty cat looking through the glass

Everything is as it was,

Pardon his absence,

Yet presence within that.

 

Kitty cat looking through the glass,

Scared of the people who come in,

Loud and creaking the floorboards,

Kitty cat looking, then sleeping,

Hissing then meowing,

Careful and apprehensive,

Waiting still for her owner to come

Back home.

 

Kitty cat looking through the glass,

How her life has changed,

And she doesn’t even know it.

 

When will Papa return?

Kitty cat wonders.

When will Papa return?

Kitty cat ponders.

Who are these strange guests,

Rummaging in my home?

Kitty cat thinks.

When will they leave as Papa leaves

Each morning?

Kitty cat blinks.

 

Kitty cat looking through the glass,

She may not yet realize,

Papa has passed.


R.I.P 62 years.

Written for a death in the family.

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