Each episode of Criminal Minds has a quote near the beginning and the end of the episode. Here’s Season 5 Episode 11’s ending quote:
There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They are messengers of overwhelming grief and of unspeakable love. Washington Irving
Oh to have your plaintive voice
Interrupting our virtual meetings again.
Those expressive meows, your speech with humans,
To distract and entertain once more.
But your cuddly, soft paws
will pounce on the keyboard no more.
Your sentinel spot, standing watch o’er your human,
Thou eater of cat grass,
which took a week to grow
Thou master of the bowls,
so earning the pride of human souls,
Into the night you’ve gone,
Walked on through that door—
Fare thee well, until we meet once more.
© 2021 H.K. Longmore
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