The Steady Purring of a Gray Cat

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The Steady Purring of a Gray Cat

Samantha MacGowan, Staff Writer

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The dancing of the daylight
Illuminating the room
No sounds
Except the steady purring of a gray cat

The gray sheets, gray pillows
Yet black and white thoughts
Nothing gray in the mind
Except the steady purring of a gray cat

A mother’s footsteps
Soft stomping and soft light
Nothing was constant
Except the steady purring of a gray cat

Birthdays come and gone
Holidays celebrated and enjoyed
Joy ceased after each one
Except the steady purring of a gray cat

No comfort in words
No comfort in the arms of others
There is no comfort
Except the steady purring of a gray cat

No one helps
No one wants to
No one cares

Except the gray cat
And his steady purrs

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