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To Cupcake

By Jean Busatti
Copyright 2000 Jean Busatti

 A poem dedicated to a loved cat.


Dear old friend,
I miss you.
Indeed I do.
But alas, sweet friend,
you were twenty-two.

Remember the carriage,
the doll’s bonnet,
Liz and Sue.
But alas, sweet friend,
you were twenty-two.

Stretched out in the sun,
smiling, content,
dreaming anew.
But, oh, my darling
You were twenty-two.

Purr in ecstasy at His door
Whisper in God’s ear
that you are a cat
and it is true
You were twenty-two.