Autumn night–soliloquy no renga ~ Santoka Taneda

Autumn night–
I received it from the dog
And gave it to the cat.

© Santoka Taneda

purring cat nestles
I slip into hypnotic trance

wake up suddenly
chilly autumn breeze
frissons on my neck

dog rests at my feet
as I turn in for the night

chirps invade my dream
wet tongue on my cheek
beckons me

morning dew glistens
speckled diamonds on the grass

java on the deck
a leaf floats by my cup
cat jumps on my lap

dog takes chase
barks up at the tree

© Tournesol’16/05/04

Now this was a very challenging prompt…I had no clue what to do about that dog and the cat. I kept asking myself, “What the heck did the dog give me?” And then I turned my attention to what my cat, Bette, would have done and this brought back fond memories of my Desirée, a mini-Schnauzer who would burrow under the covers until she got to my feet. It was a ritual every night.

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