i knew i should have taken you with me yesterday
how sweet you were to be so nice in the morning
i never met a cat so nice, even the ones in my own home.
i knew it the whole time that later you’d be gone
not knowing exactly that it would be that same day
beneath the wheels of a mother’s big car.
i’m so sorry i didn’t take you
and just last night i pictured you curled up
on my orange couch in the sun and hoped
i would find you today to bring you home.