Katie #3

Katie #3

she's an old girl now,
   quiet and undemanding.

   close to the ground,
      short furry legs
propel her not so fast.

she's always loved
      her people gently.


a little girl with fur,
      coarse fur perhaps,
   some come like that.

her best friend died
      not very long ago,

   and she was frantic.
   not ready to be left
behind in such a world.


   she looked for him
everywhere she went,
      but he was gone.

then she wouldn't 
      eat or rest.

it seemed her time
   had almost come.


   somehow i calmed her
and her frantic search

   ended as she slept
      close by my chair.

for the first time
   in too few days.

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