The sky is bleached

a roll and crash of thunder

the grass is tall

beneath the rain trees

I ache to leave

my crying place

before melancholy claims

this ruinous summer

let me stretch out

like some sexy feline

a carnivorous Panther

fighting the

impulse to pounce

Kenya Canvas Print featuring the photograph The Watcher by Denis Charles

Photography by Dennis Charles

191 thoughts on “The Watcher

      1. I thought you might be on Merritt Island. Glad you can access Beauty at will.
        (Apology for barging in. I don’t normally do that. Take care, both of you. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป)

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  1. Claw me,
    all the way into deep sweat
    and forgetting.

    Chew me up,
    touch by touch
    by thigh by thigh
    by heartbeat,

    until I don’t have to play anymore.

    I want the truth of those claws,
    pulled all the way down
    from the sky.


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  2. A lot of meditation needed to fight that urge! Beautiful poem, my dear Holly and from what I saw… enjoy your week end escape! ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฅฐ

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          1. Ready!!! โค๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿค—โค๐Ÿ’–โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’—๐ŸŽต๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’•


          2. Tee hee.. glad you liked them!!!!
            Love all your creatures too!!!


          3. ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒน๐Ÿตโš˜๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒนโš˜๐Ÿต๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒพ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ€๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒปโค๐Ÿ’“โค


          4. ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒพ๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒน๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ๐ŸŒโญ๏ธโ˜˜๏ธ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿฆ‹โค๏ธ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’ซ


      1. Always an honor and pleasure to share your posts, Holly! Yes, we got past those major storms and still mainly hunkered down. All is well here. How about You and yours? Have been having a fun weekend?
        xoxox ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒน

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  3. I adore this.

    A sultry image is painted.
    Then the feline purrs quietly, stretching & feigning disinterest of its flesh wanton hunger.
    The time to pounce is a critical measure.
    Patience thy name is cat.
    I’ve seen this, many times.
    Love you meeces! xoxo

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    1. They are the best stalkerโ€™s with infinite patienceโ€™. My cat loves the island ( and Fl in general) because we have lizards everywhere. Tide likes to watch. If course I try to save the lizards but heโ€™s quick!
      Love you too Meeces! xoxoxo

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      1. OMG! You take Bajheera with you! (did I spell that right?) I understand how you feel about the lizards. Pupkin was a birder. Broke my heart. He was so proud to bring his gifts to Norman.
        Then we moved and he became an indoor cat. In all the years here, he caught 1 mouse. Only 1 ever got in.
        We were asleep in bed. He put the dead mouse on Norm’s chest.
        Hahahaha! Norm woke up & hit the ceiling! Big strong man. lol xoxoxo

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        1. Thatโ€™s hysterical! I take Bagheera and Tide. And now Luna and Jack with me. They love it here. No mice yet. I have to keep Bagheera in the patio. We have gators in the inlet. Itโ€™s wild! xo

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  4. The sky is bleached .. got me. Couldnโ€™t stop after that. Love the way you capture your verse in words. Itโ€™s potent and potentially a very awesome read .. canโ€™t miss any of your posts for anything in the world.

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