a young life ended too soon by sudden onset seizures

for Daisy and Gato

.

every

homecoming

prom

high school

graduation

are photos

picturing

over the course of four years

a mostly white, a little black

cat

growing up

(over the course of four years)

in the arms of his mother

beside her high school sweetheart

black suit & sequin-scaled dresses

corsages, cut flowers, bouquets for another

Gato, nuestro gato,

is featured

.

I stand

before

your grave

past midnight, full moon

earth snow-covered, cold

out here, in the woods

Gato, nuestro gato,

this yellow

this yellow

this yellow rose

is for you

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