12 April 2018

The Price of Visiting Loved Ones

Belber Suitcase.jpg

All that money for such a short trip!  Yes.
As Ben Franklin said, “Fish and company
stink after three days.” She stays only four.

Returns to shower, sleep and play with cats—
twin. black. cats. who find three days absence
both abandonment and breach of contract.

They read her scent for other cats and food,
pretending all the while that she smells new.
On the fourth day, she will be theirs again.

Why short trips?  Arriving and departing
are worth the cost partly because they're hard—
When you finish a good book, you want more.  

Day 11 National Poetry Writing Month.  

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