I have come to realize.
Too long it took, for it's nothing good
My friend was a kitten, our history full of play
Together we grew, testing this world, in our warmth and baby fur
And when the world was testing us, she would hiss and on her feet, she would land with me
My friend is like a cat, full grown now
She doesn't care for petting, only comes to me for treat
Independence and grooming, are this friendship's defeat
She is proud, she is fast, in her dislikes and her acts
Every time we manage to meet, with great news she does me greet
Yet however much I miss her, when she leaves, the news are like dead mice, at my feet.
My friend has grown to be a cat,
yet so have I
It truly pains me, I have fought it
but it seems like a slow goodbye.