My boyfriend won’t get a cat
because he doesn’t know
where he’ll be in a year
and he doesn’t want to force
a cat to move across the country.
I say cats are made for moving.
I want my cat to see all 50 states
and maybe wear a harness 
so she can walk with me.
And maybe after all the miles,
I’ll tell her all the things
I won’t tell those
with memory.