A Parable about Something

Sometimes the loneliness creeps up,
Like something subtle, slinking toward you
With nothing but ill intent … have you
Ever had a cat? It’s like when you have a cat,
And the cat sneaks up on you. One minute
There’s no cat on your head, the next
There is, and that’s what my loneliness is like,
Except I’m sitting on a wine bottle,
And there’s no cat on my head.

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