Grief and fear fought it out.
Grief won. My cat and I lost
Koala Kat lost her life.
I lost her constant presence,
Her loud purr when she was pleased
Her loud meow when she was disobeyed.
I miss her being tucked in, under
My left arm, pushing the elbow
Out of her way to get even closer
In this way, she was closest to me
Closest to my heart. She liked to rest
There, close to my heart beat.