After forty-four years here,
my oldest best Boulder friend up and left town.
Put her dog and her cat and her fish into her car
and moved to Apalachicola,
of all places.
The fish were so thrilled,
it took one of em just a couple of days
to launch itself up out of the bowl
and onto the floor.
I used Caran d'Ache pencils
to memorialize the poor little tyke.