missing the box – March 26


Old cat Rosie

is missing the box

piddles on the floor

poops on the carpet.


Catzeimer’s, the vet

says, her skinnier

everyday body

letting go.


Honor thy father

and mother we’ve

been told, so that

our days may be long


So that we are not put down

or out when we too

have forgotten

where to aim.


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