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My cat Baloo

By Laura Schaefer

PROMPT—I am grateful for ...

I never knew how to love

until you taught me

with every sandpaper kiss on my cheek

I feel like my whole world is complete

you are the love of my life

the reason my heart beats

being your mother

is all I could’ve asked for and more


Laura Schaefer is a college student who enjoys writing poetry, especially about the people she loves the most. She writes from New York.


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