My Tears Are for Me

my tears are for me

for all I miss –
    touch of sweet paw
    dear head ‘neath my hand
    contented rumbly purr
    cat-curl sleep
for all I will miss –
    kittenhood to big boy
    first cautious step across threshold
    safe and warm inside
    silly cat toys

heart-breaking, little one, catching me unaware,
but truth stands out
truth I hold fast to, like the lifeline it is –
although today is gone,

I have Forever

Shade ©2006 Sharon Dalton

My Tears Are for Me©2006 Barbara E. Allen
with love and thanks to Sharon Dalton