________ A Sad Anniversary ________
A little gray one looked up from the floor,
Locked in my gaze with piercing topaz eyes.
I felt odd fear, but soon came to adore
The fluffy little beast, who’d mesmerize
The faintest trace of doubt away. Her cries
Left me helpless, as she deftly climbed
Eagerly upon my knee. My sighs
Gave in to her seduction so well-timed
Removing doubt that I had been well-primed ––
A target from the moment I arrived ––
Yearning that my inner bell be chimed.
O, little beast, affection for you thrived.
No pleasure since disease took you away
Eased the pain of loss renewed each day.
~ FreeThinke (1/12/15)