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The Woman and the Cat
This is a fantasy poem about a lonely woman who one day saves a stray cat, and by doing so finds the love and companionship she has been missing all her life.  A story, no doubt, that has happened many times over.  For pets give back so much more than the time and care they require from us.
©2015 by Jon Gutmacher
She went thru life

you’d never guess
without lover or
a friend

And worked each day
and worked each night
there never was
an end

And all thru her days
she never made a sound
about the fact
her loneliness
was always there
around

She would leave at six
and take a bus
and arrive home somewhat late
she cooked a meager supper
but she hardly
ever ate

And when she finished dinner
she’d wash a dish or two
and then head out
her second job
and worked the evening
through

And finally got back home
so tired and so worn
and brewed a cup of steaming tea
and wished
she were
not born

For the loneliness
was staggering
that’s why she worked so late
it kept her so preoccupied
it left her brain
innate

And fingered through
old magazines
of other peoples joys
and watched from
the apartment window . . .
at the traffic and
the noise

And wondered if there’d ever be
something better
than she had
and once she thought of suicide
when the day went
really bad

Then saw a kitten
on the street
as she was walking home
so scrawny
without nourishment
so definitely
alone

And picked it up
and felt it’s warmth
as it began to purr
and from that moment
her life became . . .
that scrawny cat
and her

And took it home
and fed it
and treated it just right
and gave it love
and petted it
each morning and
each night

And from that time
though lonely
she never was alone
for never was a person loved
more
whenever she came
home

And together did they live their lives
better than they’d be
for though just  two
and still alone
they were together . . .
a
family

The photograph is by Jade Ember and can be found on her profile page at deviantart.com.

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