Cat is dying

as we all are

sooner or later

I’ll miss cat

he was my friend

belly up

to be scratched

Who do I scratch now?

Cat has moved

to his death bed

to be no trouble

for you or me

Oh, lonely cat

if I could only hold you now

tell you how much you meant to me

isn’t that how it is with

the ones we love

so long cat

you’ll be missed

for the food bowl

we put out every day

to see you on the porch

rolling over

legs held high

in dreams we could never dream of..

You gave us

The better part of your life

Yes, you’ll be missed as will I.

By the ones that love us.