The Way We Purr (An Ode to Fluffy Cats Gone)
from Barbra Streisand's "The Way We Were"
Hairballs, in the corners of your den
Fluffy multicolor hairballs
and the way we purr.
Scattered pieces of ourselves we left behind
all the remnants of our shedding - and the way we purr.
Can it be that we were all so wonderful
Or do you just remember us that way?
If you had the chance to bring us home again, tell us, could you? Would you?
Felines are so beautiful and yet
all the times we clawed the sofa - you simply choose to forget
So it's our meows you will remember
whenever you remember the way we purr -
The way we purr.
©2012 by Linda Koski