From Cat People Among Us #1 by Kyle Hemmings

You go searching in the starry night
for a cat. Nothing as demanding
as a Siamese returned from a street
war with Abyssinian monarchs.
Nothing as heavy as a lazy Calico
fussy about nap time & manicure.
You raid pet stores, abscond
with cheap fish tanks. The mother
who abandoned you to empty sacks
revealed you were switched at birth.
For years, you’ve been dreaming
of a stray with your eyes, of dark
empty houses, a floor littered
with fish bones in the shape of a Y.

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