i held her closely to my face
until she squirmed from my embrace,
mewing at the door.
knowing her wish, i opened it wide
to bid love’s guest to come inside,
a good hello, a sweet goodbye.
(poem about my cat, Raja. I was holding her last night to comfort me because my sister is getting married in two days, which is so exciting and hard at the same time. Love’s guest is often surrender, and she gets invited over a lot. In this case, love’s guest is also named Luke, who I love so much and makes it totally worth it to open the door.)