Rivals

rivals

 

Eye to eye we meet,

two felines stretching

the word  silence

over muscle and bone.

 

I push aside my book,

and wonder if  you envy me —

woman tanned from front to back

letting her body stalk

the morning’s light,

 

or if I should envy  you,

Siamese queen wearing

The Hope Diamond in her eyes,

and  poise spun from fur slinking

in shades of twilight and the moon.

5 comments

  1. ” stretching

    the word silence

    over muscle and bone.”

    Wendy,

    I’m hooked!! Every word contributes to the picture shared by both painting and poem.

    “or if I should envy you,

    Siamese queen wearing

    The Hope Diamond in her eyes,

    and poise spun from fur slinking

    in shades of twilight and the moon.”

    Pure magic. I love it!

    Sarah

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  2. Wendy. Perfect,just perfect, you have quite wonderfully captured the fascination we hold for our feline friends.

    Rivals? Perhaps, though in the eyes of the male of the species, both are of equal fascination. :))

    Douglas

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  3. Dear Sarah and Douglaus

    Thank you both so much for your kind words and insight regarding this poem! I am glad you enjoyed its content and deeply appreciate, always, the interest you both take in my work. It means a lot!

    My Best to you both,
    wendy

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