Writing

Writing

For Pearl

What miraculous, unseen forces
brought you into our lives.
Once we saw we saw your face,
We knew Pittsburg wasn’t too far away.
I taught you to dance for treats,
You taught me to hide plastic bags.
I taught you to sing,
You taught me the cleverness that lived in your silence.
I taught you how much a man can love a cat.
You taught me that we never really owned you…
We were just sharing a ride, not knowing when we would be getting off.
But you heard you bell, and took your leave.
I hoped for much more than that…your face in the window, or hearing mommy’s car.
I’ll always hope you knew the depth of my love for you.

Little Pearlie-pie-poo.
The house is quiet now, and it hurts beyond my words.
But if I could send you away with anything, it would be the knowing that for however much it hurt to lose you,
that I’ll never regret the ride.
Ever.

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