Cat and Mouse #poetry #deadlines

kitty

 

leaving me one morsel

follow affection’s trail

perfect is the trap

“sir, you are no mere cat!”

*

turn from being shunned

closer now you come

sidle Cheshire smile

“sit with me awhile”

*

again, I take the bait

no exit no escape

in your claws another mouse

 so many in this house

***

sand  another wall

this house has endless seasons

a poem on the stairs

up stairs

This  “Cat” poem (prompted by Poet’s United) was written on the stairs on a scrap of cardboard while I was sanding and prepping something else that doesn’t want to stay attached to my house.

I am nearing completion (next Wednesday my deadline) of a year-long remodel.  I look forward to writing the stories cluttering in my head.

Sacrifice of Innocence #poetry #thehumancondition

little girl

Innocent eyes

gaping in reason’s hull

streaming evil’s lies

young blood curdles

to the screech of the gull

*

her eyes plead for mercy

reflect obsidian guise

down on her knees

cool, the predator circles

strong heart apprise

*

besieged, rise the call

shout the clarion horn

lamb led to slaughter

guileless  purity’s beauty

by deceit’s knife she’s shorn

 

The prompt this week at Poet’s United Midweek Motif is Predator / Prey. An interesting challenge to be sure.

 

 

View at Dawn #tanrenga #nature #photography

doe and fawns

the open window

screened with a web

leaf shadows

© Jane Reichhold

raise the misty morning veil

 mother leads her fawns to drink

Today’s Tan Renga challenge #108 at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai is to echo Jane Reighhold’s beautiful haiku.