The ‘conversation’ was actually with a different cat. But the photo I took of this beautiful cat inspired me to write the poem.
The Goodbye – a conversation with a cat:
Sadness, she said, is merely joy not recognised.
Pain? Pleasure not yet embraced.
Longing, my friend, well, you already have it!
Hunger? Satisfaction without waste.
Then tell me, please do, can a man smile
At loss? At separation?
When death itself is faced?
One step ahead, as ever,
She smiled, as out of my life she paced.
A poem by Justin Durant