heartbroke (poem)

medieval japanese cat illustration.

have you seen my cat?
he’s black and white 
with a mustache 
his name is Crackers 
I am five 
hearing four paws 
where there aren’t any 
asking at every door 
waiting by my own 
sometimes love slips down the stairs 
and you open the door for it 
to go out 
not realizing it’s never coming back 
how many footsteps 
it leaves behind

I never did learn 
how to let love go 
without knocking on doors 
and searching under cars 
and putting up posters.

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