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My Little Gypsy

written by: Ann Christine Tabaka



Fiery jade eyes pierced the night,
leading me to you.

Seeking shelter from the wild,
abandoned as you were.

Hungry for food and touch,
you were an easy catch.

A tiny fluff of gray and peach,
a tortoiseshell beauty.

Never had I seen
a face as sweet as yours.

Ball of playful purrs,
and mouser supreme,

you filled my life with love
for close to eighteen years.

Now a small satin box
holds the remains of my heart.

How can I live without you,

my little Gypsy cat?

Ann Christine Tabaka

Ann Christine Tabaka

SEPTEMBER 2018 AUTHOR OF THE MONTH at Spillwords.com
Ann Christine Tabaka was nominated for the 2017 Pushcart Prize in Poetry. She is the winner of Spillwords Press 2020 Publication of the Year (Poetic), has been internationally published, and won poetry awards from numerous publications. She is the author of 10 poetry books. She has recently been published in several micro-fiction anthologies and short story publications. Christine lives in Delaware, USA. She loves gardening and cooking. Chris lives with her husband and four cats. Her most recent credits are: The American Writers Review; The Phoenix; Burningword Literary Journal; Muddy River Poetry Review; The Write Connection; Ethos Literary Journal, North of Oxford, Pomona Valley Review, Page & Spine, West Texas Literary Review, The Hungry Chimera, Sheila-Na-Gig, Foliate Oak Review, The Stray Branch, The McKinley Review, Fourth & Sycamore (a complete list of publications is available upon request).
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