Grace Lost

"The Look-Outs" by Wesley Dallas Merritt, watercolor

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Gracie’s found another
I think I’ve lost my Grace
Her eyes have gone all sparkly
With that smug look on her face

I can’t believe she’d do this
When I gave her all I had
I used to write her funny poems
When she was feeling sad

But I’m so sure I’ve lost her
I think I’ve seen her mate
He brought her home last evening
But he left her at the gate

I don’t know how to handle this
But I’m now certain that
I will never feel the same strong bond
With any other cat

Copyright © 2002 David J. Humphries • All rights reserved.
Painting: “The Look-Outs” by Wesley Dallas Merritt, watercolor.