In a moment

In a moment
Such as now
Crawling dusk
A cool wind
Setting in

It’s sublime
& there are
Tears
Years
Welling up
Down

In my heart
Wanting
To bleed
& to rain
With joy
& without

2

The day you
Brought home
The orange cat
I still remember
Their face
It took them a few
Days
That was their way
Stern
Yet with
A sense
Of humour
Forever
They stayed

The personality
Of this cat

Maybe after years
Of life with
This cat & that cat
I have some defined
Within me some
Feline personality
Characteristics
Of my own

Perhaps I have
Adapted with that
Though I I refuse to fully
Admit that fact

When cats cry
They tend to
Hide their
Jewel-like
Eyes
Slithering
Away
To mourn

In solitude
As if
To be reborn
Again

I’m not one
To cry
In front
Of others
Either

Or even
Myself
Either

3

Did you ever think
It would be you
OR I who’d

Make it out

Alive
Survive
The ordeal

I didn’t think so

I don’t think you

Think of that

Anyway

We both made it

Anyways
Those days
Are nearly
An orbit away
Behind us now
Aren’t they?

When
Tears come
In multitudes
Like stars
From the orbits
Of my eyes
Once around

I know something
Was significant
Of meaning
To me

& that’s reality
It’s a part of
It’s a part of…

4

Feeling through
The night
The morning
The afternoon
Calling

Bawling
Remember
Bowling
Or arcades
Long walks
& window
Shopping

I’m different now
In many ways
But at least I’ve 
Learned
Nothing is ever
Wasted on…

5


…Or at least it wasn’t on
You & me
That energy

Please don’t misunderstand

I don’t want to
Feel
Like that
Again

But I can’t regret
Doing everything
To save us
From death
Now can I…

© Niliema Karkhanis


Authour’s note: another day 11 poem for a month of poetry 2021


Featured image by Jr Korpa from Unsplash


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