A cat’s love
at once it’s there
Suddenly
like a kiss from the sky

Yet beware
The time may come
When it can’t bear
and must say goodbye

If you wish to persist
with this ongoing affair
I beseech you
Handle us with care

For we are creatures of comfort
food, silence, and sleep
We will be affectionate
but let us take that leap

Don’t force the issue
Don’t beg for love
We will give it you, most likely
But only just enough