It's been a crappy day today. We said goodbye to our cat, Sassy.
In her last days I wrote this. I can't know it's how she felt, but she walked side by side with Time.
In my time I have hunted
Sleek limbed and subtle
Sister to shade and shadow.
Now I bask in the sun,
My time has run, and I wait.
Instinct draws me to paths I have walked,
To roll in the dust,
To echo myself.
My eyes once keen -
Now jaded with memory.
Startled by the terror of the present
My fur rises, sinews mimic old pride.
Curled in warmth I give myself to stillness.