I adopted a kitty - named Maitri
A sweet little white ball of fur
Unconditional loving kindness
Is what I had in mind for her

Her eyes, one blue and one hazel
Search my eyes and connect, so I think
With deep concentration she watches
Then pokes mine before I can blink

I'm sad as I think of her deafness
She'll never know to come when I call
Yet now as I cry in my grief-ness
She appears, loving kindness and all

Her playfulness-goofiness delight me
It's so good to laugh out loud
Her softness and tinyness quiet me
She's Maitri, loving kindness avowed

*Maitri is a Sanskrit word meaning unconditional loving kindness


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