Thursday, March 31, 2011

"I Miss My Dear Cats"

My water-colored hands are catless now
seated here alone in the dark
my window-shaped head is bowed with sad draperies
I am catless near death almost
behind me my last cat hanging on the wall
dead of my hand drink bloated
And on all my other walls from attic to cellar
my sad life of cats hangs

--Gregory Corso

"Gregory Nunzio Corso (March 26, 1930 – January 17, 2001) was an American poet, youngest of the inner circle of Beat Generation writers (with Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and William Burroughs)"

For a friend who just lost a very dear friend.


kkdither said...

Please send my sympathies. It is so hard to lose a pet. They are family, they are friends, they are loved ones.

Beejay said...

Losing a pet is losing a family member. My sympathies go to your friend.