Sammy my precious feline companion passed away on December 3rd. I am grateful she left as gently and swiftly as she did. She left a huge void for such a small beast.
For Sammy:

Some things are more present

in their absence,

things once and forever loved, now outgrown their useful

Tools that once made a life, now abandoned.
Relationships broken, discarded,

but still reminding us of what
never really was.

Beings once here, that
Angel Raphael’s tender touch has taken.

And all those things that were their everyday existence:
combs with  hair still entwined,

their pillows, their pictures,,
are all imbued with the presence

of what is
not here.