NaPoWriMo: Day 20

Midnight walk

It is late and I’m enjoying,

Bathing in the moonlight.

Then the door opens,

And out you come,

Accompanied by ‘it’.

Down the path and along the street.

I watch as you leave.

Where are you going?

Do you realise the time?

You cannot see in the dark,

Without the trees of light;

And sometimes they do not work.

I leave my domain to follow you.

It’s not safe for you at night.

You notice me following,

And decide to take the lead.  

I dip in and out of cars,

Run ahead to the corner.

Coming back to check on you,

When ‘it’ decides to stop.

I sit and wait and wait and wait…

I tell ‘it’ to hurry,

Pushing my body against hers.

She doesn’t seem to understand;

It’s not safe for you at night.

Its not safe for her either.

By the time we’re on the move again.

We are being followed.

It stalks us from across the road.

I get ready for a fight.

You try to call my name,

Not wanting me to make a fuss,

but I cannot ignore them.

They might be able to match the mutt-

But I am twice their size.

Easily, I chase them off,

Without resorting to violence.

We continue the night-time stroll.  

Just a few more corners,

And you will be home and safe.

Did you really think,

I would entrust your safety to the mutt.


The cat.


Published by ashleight607

I'm a 23 year old studying writer with Cystic fibrosis. I have two cats and a dog and live in a small town in the Highlands.

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