gravel road girl

(Unrevised) Poem of the Day: Marmalade

Marmalade

Marmalade,

my old, faithful cat

lies at my feet

curled around herself.

Like a rug

washed too many times,

she is patchy

and frayed

and thinning.

She no longer gives service

for catching mice

or for kittenly entertainment,

but like any good dog,

she is a cat of

loyalty

and presence

and enduring love.

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