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Little Cat, Please Come Home
You disappeared without a sound
The warmth of your fur against my toes
The cold air blowing through the empty space where you should be
I couldn't understand your abrupt disappearance
I love the evenings curled on the sofa
Laying in your favourite spot.
Three days have passed, and I wonder where you are
No call, no message from anyone to tell me you are safe
I dream when I am warm in my bed of you cold and alone
In a world unknown and frightening
I know you would come home if you could
Searching the streets night after night, not a sight
Posters scattered around the village
I hope, beg for your return.
One early morning, I wake to the sound of your meow
You have returned!
My heart jumps when I realise you are home
I have never felt so happy
My happiness turns to shock when I see your face
Your beautiful face, maimed in an unspeakable way
I cry not knowing what pain you have suffered
Unspeakable pain, but you are home and I know you are safe
The inevitable feeling knowing you will only see from one eye
You are a survivor, you found your way home
I look at you tonight, your swollen face
Happy to be home, curled up in your favourite spot
Bad things happen, but good can come of them
I look on the bright side... you may never have returned to me.