No Buddy

The floor's cat-less, 
The couch is bare.
There's no Buddy, 
Only Buddy hair.

There's no need now
To block the stairs,
And still I step
Over empty air.

And every hour
And everywhere,
I look around
And no Buddy's there.

We had to put Buddy to sleep two days ago. He was a wonderfully low-key cat, perfect for our low-key family. He inspired a number of poems (see my Nobody like Buddy collection). Peace to our s!