Monday, February 27, 2017

Curl In

Lights out
I roll onto my side
I hear her
softly pad her way
up the bed

I am lifting the blanket
and she slinks

Our nightly routine

She turns a half circle
settles against me
curling her shape
into my shape

I gently let the blanket
enclosing her
in the warmth
and the hush
of night

When I wake up briefly
in the wee hours of the morning
I will notice that
she's settled elsewhere
on the bed

But as I shrug off
another long day,
seeking to greet sleep,
her gentle weight
and mild purr
help to anchor
and settle my soul

and I'd like to think
my heartbeat
does the same for her.

Sunday, February 12, 2017


Shrug off the heavy jacket,
open the window,
let the cat out

Stand in the sun,
listen to the world thaw around you,
and lose yourself a moment
in spring's foreplay

SOTC 227/365

Where Trees are the Skyline Too (SOTC 227/365)