She Was Fine Two Weeks Before

I got four of her favorite
chili-cheese burritos
(though only one was for her)
and when I got home
I unwrapped it and scraped
meat and dairy into her bowl

I put her bowl next to her,
her back to the heater,
litter box behind, and I sat
so I completed the square
and ate chili-cheese burritos
while she licked as much
as she could

and then I just held her

Robert Beveridge (he/him) makes noise ( and writes poetry in Akron, OH. Recent/upcoming appearances in Ariel Chart, Pine Mountain Sand & Gravel. and Literary Forest, among others.

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