Mark I. Kirkmeyer

GUARDIAN

Mark I. Kirkmeyer: GuardianShe faithfully guards me
so I can sleep.
If danger approaches
she wakes me safely.
Since a month after my return
she has been with me.
Guarding me…
unless she is threatened.
When I am awake to protect,
She sleeps.
When I sleep
She guards.
She has PTSD also.
She’s only a 7 pound cat
She’s been kicked
by my father.
She’s had her claws removed
And clawed cats terrorized her
Now that we live alone again
She is comfortable.
She knows I will protect her.
I know she will alert me.