Bubs - Poem by DeAnna Esquilin
My Fur-Faced - Cow Cat- Feline little boy
Extended his double paws like furry mitts
In a stretch that only human’s envy
My black & white battle Coon
(with no battle in him)
Gouged desperate scratches in Cherry Wood 3 inches thick when I lay barriers against him
As if me, behind a closed door sucked the very air out of his room
My broken eyebrow, Long, Clawed Teddy
An Ice Cube in a Margarita glass Prima donna
Followed me like a Chick follows its mother
Or a courting Lover.
Reciting sonnets in conversational meow
Such good Juju my soft boy.
Purring like a Sphinx-God on a Throne
Meowing to his Daddy to be picked up
Seeking Auntie because she’s the next best thing
No man could ever love me more than you.
Watching you breathe those labored breaths thru weary lungs
You still purred softly.
You would fight death for my mere lap.
'Let me stay with you.” You seem to say.
Even now. I think of that day and my equilibrium shifts tectonically
Love holds silent.
I have betrayed you for pains sake.
I hear you Purr at night
I feel your meow like echoing in a well
My dreams are plagued with a 30 pound weight on my chest
I see the outline of your body asleep in sheets draped like my fat one
Eyelids half shut in exquisite slumber
I see you.
I see you.
And my heart wretches tears for my human baby
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