The lights are getting dim

The lights are growing dim
behind your eyes
your little cat body	
     full of life 
     yesterday
doing kitten things
     batting at motes
     hiding in the shadows
     of your box
     under the flaps
purring

listless today
     refusing to eat
     to drink
     no strength
     to hold your head up 
to move
to smile

I laid you out
on clean hand towels
     on the bed
     out of your box
and tried to feed you
	formula 
        or water 
        or honey

the lights behind your eyes
are growing dim

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