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10 Day Write a Poem Everyday Challenge- Day 3: Treasure Cat

Treasure Cat


A heart so big

in a body so small.

I can’t imagine how someone could leave you at all.

Your little black nose and toothy wide grin

Your belly swings now, but once you were thin.



Long naps in the sun.

Waking me up at a quarter to one.

A cuddly, lazy, sweet ball of fur.

Healing our hurts with a loud, rhythmic purr.

How were you able to trust again?

How were you able to love again?

A treasure.


Showing up in a field on a hot sunny day

asking to come home with us…

What could we say?


Sonja Petrik