Twilight driving home, thunderstorm coming up
A small still figure by the road, stopping, I walk back
A black kitty, so like my own Inky, someone's pet, not a stray
No collar, no name tag, no way to know whom to notify
The light from the hatch reveals death in my arms
I get in as the fat drops begin to fall
In the garage place the limp and unresisting form in a box
I caress the softness of a paw and wonder, who?
Come morning, the ground is soft after the rain
Post hole digger goes down easy, next to where my Kitty lies
Place the box in the hole, voice a prayer through tears
Replace the dirt, place a rock against the foxes
Not the first time, nor the last I've done this sad duty
No matter how I wish otherwise
Tomorrow I'll put up a notice hoping someone will see
Sleep well little ones
In memorandum; a black female cat, known only to the angels, found at the corner of 8 Mile and Richland Rd, Anderson Township, Hamilton County, Ohio on the evening of 5-17-02.
Buried next to Kitty Bear, my beloved friend.