I will always remember
that cold rainy day
When you stood at my feet
blocking my way.

You were just a stray cat
and had no home
So I took you into my arms and
made you my own

My head’s now filled with
precious memories
of our ten years
Sometimes I smile or
break into tears.

You knew not death
but one day your life ended
Death I knew but never you! –
or so I pretended.

Now that you’re gone
and are no more
I feel the pain of my loss
right down to my core.



11, Dec 2001