The Awful Search (Nov 3 2014) ------------------------------------------------- When a cat goes missing, you put up posters and call shelters And then you wait. The waiting is the worst. The not knowing. Every cat cry, every sound makes you think they're back. They're not. I walked around until my knee felt full of broken glass. And walked around some more. You look everywhere you've found them before, but they're never there. They're everywhere but where you look. So you keep looking. I saw something. On the sidewalk. No. It's just a shirt someone had dropped on their way back from the laundry room. And walked around some more. ------------------------------------------------- © 2005-2018 Laurence Simon