|Curtis Wilson Cost - Midnight Snack|
Perhaps it is too close to Halloween to see the above image just as someone up to grab a snack. Or maybe it is that at this time of year, in the relatively remote area I live, there is more night and more sounds in the night. And more times that raised hair on the cat or the low growl of the dog has you up and turning on the lights.
I am sure
But my black cat
my labradoodle did that low growl.
only I hear
listening to the sounds
when you hold your breath
the screech of a cat beyond the trees.
with groping hand
turning lights on with the other
Coyotes on the hunt?
walking from room to room
peering out the black windows
Magique wagging her tail
the all clear sign given.
at the cookie jar
then back to bed to read a while
the night silent
except for the purr of the cat.