Friday, June 9, 2017

Silent Pleading

The mouth opens
in a silent cry
the eyes speaking 
the thousand words
the voice cannot say,
“Love me!”

I lean 
on the railing
yellow pussy-paws
reaching up 
to rest on my chest
“Love me!”

He stretches
farther upward 
his fur-face
to rub against 
my old one
“Love me!” 

How can I refuse?
I bend down
cuddle the long
lean body
and whisper,
“I love you.”