Saturday, April 7, 2012

On the ledge.

Newkie on the ledge.
(she has never fallen off this ledge, a mere forty feet above a precipice)

She is
smaller than my smallest pillow
and can become as tiny as a tennis ball inside a shoe when she doesn't want to be found.
But against a setting sun
she offers her best volume
fierce and ready
for the interloper.

I can't help wonder
how each of us
challenges the other
to become bigger
or smaller.


  1. Precious image of Ms. Newkie! I rescued a kitty a few years ago, named him Rocky. He fell from my upstairs loft banister more times than I can count .. and survived.

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  2. Great shot! I hope she never falls!

  3. Newkie is very brave. Does she really believe she has nine lives?

  4. Love the 'shot' and love the poem, too.

  5. I'm we challenge each other in many ways but we must always challenge ourselves more than others.

    a cat after my own heart. enjoying the view while living on the edge