Tuesday, August 9, 2011

StandOff

My neighbor's cat
Sits on the fence
Watching my little brown dog.

My little brown dog
Sits on the porch
Watching the neighbor's cat.

The cat waits.
The dog waits.
Hypervigilant,
Each watching for the other to weaken
And make the move that would justify
Attack.

The air is soft and lush
Blackberry brambles camouflage the cat
My little dog sits so still,
She scarcely breathes.
They wait.

Stand off.

1 comment:

blueladie said...

Sherry, I LOVE this! Well done. Evokes such a feeling. :D Cathryn