I ... entered the poem of life, whose purpose is ... simply to witness the beauties of the world,
to discover the many forms that love can take. (Barabara Blackman in 'Glass After Glass')

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23 April 2014

Comforting Myself

My little cat is old and ill
but so far in no pain.
Her cancer's growing slow.

When I lie down for a nap
she comes and purrs with me,
but when I start to dream
she moves away

as if she too can see
the crowding images
that seem so real.

With such a bond
between our spirits,
surely it will stretch
to keep us connected, later?


April Poem A Day Challenge 2014, day 22: Two for Tuesday — an optimistic and a pessimistic poem. This could be both in one, but I'm labelling it optimistic. The pessimistic poem is in my next post.

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