curled tightly on the couch
beautiful glint in his eyes
he doesn’t know
he tucks his nose down next to his back paws
will he miss me?
I place 5 small kisses evenly down his back
hoping he’ll remember
each one a storage of love
to be opened when he wants to sit on my feet and stare up at me
for reassurance, for love, to show me he needs me
and no feet can be found.