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A cat named Chris
Another life, and many years ago
you crawled up my chest
lay your head under my chin,
placing your paw around my neck -
you sighed, giving me solace.
You made me feel love in a space
where there was none!
And then one day I lost you -
I sobbed with my pain
and my heart broke at never
feeling your warm body next to me
Eventually I moved on!
Fast forward, a new life, and many years later.
Once again in my time of need
Your likeness came to me out of nowhere-
to a space where there seemed to be no time.
Once again you climbed my chest,
put your head under my chin, and
your paw around my neck -
soothing my soul, and reaching out -
Not only to me, but to the one in pain
as I took you into the house
to meet a man you never knew,
but loved and cared about just the same.