Thursday, August 21, 2008


"Did you feed the cats?" she demanded
over and over again
when she first arrived in the bed next to mine
late one night last week. She finally
went to sleep and so did I and I haven't heard any more
about the cats until tonight, when she pled with us
to save her from them until one of the nurses
had the wit to explain, "this is the people
hospital. The cat
hospital is down the street." So now
the cats have been fed and we are safe from them
and I am left wondering if her initial concern sprang from
a desire for their
comfort or from
fear for her life.

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