a kitten came to me today
in the parking lot behind our apartment
he came and rubbed my leg
and looked lonely.
so i petted him for a while,
and then i told him i had to go to class.
i walked away, but then
he started following me.
and i said, “i’m sorry, you can’t come.”
but i petted him a while more and
then finally said “goodbye.”
he was crying.
i was sad.
and now i don’t know where he is.
or even if he is a he.