I heard from my friends about

Their trip to Europe

My cat friends listened with


We enjoyed the stories

Though they’d rather have their bowls

And I was a soft touch for them

While Mom and Dad

Had been away


But life returns to older ways

And all are here

I’ll see the images, go home

I’ll think about my parents

For some reason

How it was not



And, if vicarious,

The family I attend to


Only tussles over

Unimportant things

So that negotiations never last

Because remembrance is


All the needful things we keep


C L Couch



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