From Catch Up With Summer, the collection published in summer 2015. this poem is about our cat Raquel, who died in August 2015. I thought I’d posted every Raquel poem, but then this one came up. Another memory.


I hobble up the stairs.
The cat limps out of the bedroom.
Our acquaintance with a mutual friend
has formed yet
another bond between us
another addition to
the rambling structure of
our long relationship.
We gaze at each other
as we pass in the hall.


Treat your feet.


2 thoughts on “Bond

  1. Yes, and it’s just how I felt, I was sure Raquel and I were exchanging feelings just by how our feet felt as we passed by. Recognizing it in each other! Crazy but it is how I felt.

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