Since you’ve been gone, I no longer wake to headbonks , whisker tickles, and deep purrs
I no longer am greeted by a high, curved, quivering tail and a demanding “MWOWR”
I no longer am pulled into the intensity of ‘the look’ demanding food or love
I no longer am concerned with moving dishes from the counter so you can land safely after launching yourself from the table
I no longer have a cuddle buddy to fall asleep with
I no longer automatically reach for the treat bag
I no longer visit the compounding pharmacy monthly
I no longer agonize over your health and happiness
I no longer feel the force and magnificence of your presence
I no longer fill my camera with images of your handsome face
I no longer see you peering out from the window as I come home
I no longer find you in one of a dozen favorite sun spots
I no longer and it breaks my heart.
I miss you and everything about you. I still cry thinking of your absence. You’re in my heart and the memories are forever.
Dedicated to My Harvey Todd Harvey, the King Cat of the World
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