For Murphy, the Grandentity’s cat,
a closed door is just a challenge.
She’ll do her best to enter, but if she can’t,
she’ll fill the air with heart-wrenching cries.
The Grandentity falls for it every time,
opens the door, scoops her up,
and gently explains the human need for privacy.
Murphy never gets it.
It’s no wonder I’m worried.
In the fall the Grandentity will leave for college,
and when the door closes on that familiar chapter
of their lives, I know Murphy won’t appreciate
the new chapter that is opening. After all,
it will also be a prolonged closing for her.