skating on the precipice of silence

a day that begins with softly falling snow ends with a slowly rising moon.

i walk down the driveway in the dark, and she sings to me.

inside, there is warmth and comfort food,

celebration and light.

i stand for a moment, dressed in moonlight and pearls

gazing up at that mona lisa smile.

she knows, as do i,

that the sun will rise all too soon.


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  • Michael January 9, 2012 at 8:26 am

    Your writing is so warm, my morning ice is melting. It melts my heart as well.

  • honeylazar January 9, 2012 at 8:28 am


  • Frida January 9, 2012 at 9:09 am

    Gently trying the ice.

  • Debi January 9, 2012 at 9:21 am

    i LOVE this picture! i can just imagine the thoughts in the cat’s mind. and it was a wonderful moon, soft behind the clouds here, but just as silent and smiling. gorgeous.

  • Sooz Weissberg January 9, 2012 at 11:19 am

    Oh, the photo took my breath away !! ♥

  • Lissa @ lafcustomdesigns January 9, 2012 at 11:44 am

    This is an incredible image! I can feel the tentativeness of your kitty’s steps. And your poetry is magnificent. Simply wonderful!

  • CherryPie January 9, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    What an amazing photo 🙂

  • Kathryn Dyche Dechairo January 10, 2012 at 9:26 am

    I’m in love with this image.

  • Shan@FamilyBringsJoy January 12, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    We have the same cat! 😉 No, they just look a lot alike. Beautiful!

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