W to the Third Power

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Every night we stack
Wharton, Wilder, and Woolf
on blue tarps
across the couch
to prevent
the cat’s dirty ass
from ruining the cushions.

At first we were disgusted,
now it is just an accepted fact
that our friend is old
and dying
and it is
only
a matter
of time.

Aleathia Drehmer 2013

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