Poetry Friday: Missing You


Missing you,
the star
at the center of their universe,
the cats wander the apartment,
their orbit thrown off kilter
by your sudden departure.

They sniff the rug,
the sofa cushions
“Where is she?”
“Did she sit here a minute ago?”

They wrap around my legs,
seeking, searching.
They nibble at their food,
lap up water with their rough,
pink tongues that long to kiss
your beautiful face,
then meander back to the bedroom,
hoping to find you
waiting there,
where you belong.

© Catherine Flynn, 2015

Thank you, everyone, for your all your kind words and understanding last week. My daughter-in-law Julia was a beautiful woman who will be dearly missed by everyone who knew her.

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Julia Bean 1982-2015

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15 thoughts on “Poetry Friday: Missing You

  1. Such a beautiful poem for a beautiful woman. I am so sorry for your loss and the emptiness that comes with it. I hope you will keep writing. Writing soothes. Writing helps. Writing heals.


  2. Catherine, I am saddened by the passing of your lovely daughter-in-law. Your poem in tribute to her is touching. May you and your family keep the memories strong to ease the pain.


  3. My heart goes out to you and your family. You have made a beautiful poem in the midst of your loss. Keep finding the beauty.


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