My heart misses a little oil painting,
More likely a print, I know.
It hung outside our cabin suite
as we sailed the North Sea:
A Chinese girl, shaded by an awning,
Surrounded by her two cats,
Peaceful as the rain trickled down
In a courtyard in a far away land.
I have found similar compositions,
But they’re not quite right. See,
This depiction reminded me of me
Well, not exactly me,
but you know what I mean,
and my little fur beasts sitting at home.
Similar markings and all.
It would complement some decor I have,
Collected from Epcot, and from family
And friends who visited the East.
Hopefully one day I will find it again;
And this time, insist it be mine.