To My Cat Tosca

My husband found her body in the road this morning on his way to work.


You were my soul companion

Throughout the day,

With your burnished fur

That changed from brown to grey,

Your feline smile and gentle breathy purr.

I shall miss your dainty body

Perched on my shoulder

Or curled up in my lap,

On my chest or hip;

The way you pushed your head into my hand

And watched as poems formed,

You seemed to understand

Even as you tapped the keyboard

With your paw or chased the pen.

I can’t believe you’ll never do that again.


© Kim M. Russell, 2016

Topaz Eyes

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