Pests and Patience

Fly’s Demise
   Or, Channeling Ziggy the Cat

I see it.
Black on black,
flitting from crumb to crumb
across the surface
of my countertop,
visible only
by motion.

I stop,
study,
still my breath,
quiet my body.

I wait.

In this moment
I am my cat,
lying patiently under the hosta,
feeling the earth,
hearing each sound,
defining the singular scents,
waiting to see a movement,
waiting to pounce on the prey.

Advertisements

2 Responses to Pests and Patience

  1. Sharyn Korthas says:

    Hello Penny: I often awake before the dawn and to start my day I read your meandering thoughts which I truly enjoy. Thought you would be pleased to hear this. Keep that writing coming!
    Sharyn

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s