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Shadow of the Cat (01)

i woke up in the middle of the night

to loud screaming

coming from

glen frey the cat not the rocker

who was downstairs

in my living room 

 shrieking

not like 

a cat

but like a rocker

being attacked by something

 i

carefully

crept

down

the

stairs

tiptoeing

expecting to find him

in a death match

with a

massive rabid opossum

or

grizzly bear

or?

as i got closer

i saw who he was

running from

and

terrified of

and

 his enemy

was his own shadow. 

running and running and running

in a circle 

it was

chasing him

nonstop

 he was terrified

running for his own survival

 i shut off the lights

called his name

 pet him

talked to him

after a while

he calmed down

finally

he laid down

exhausted

 heart pounding

i thought about

the many things 

that he might have

had to endure 

before he was rescued

and

understood 

that it all felt very real to him

as if those things were happening to him all over again

but now

he was home

and

he was safe once more.


“everything that we see is a shadow

cast by that which we do not see.”

– martin luther king, jr.

credits: universal pictures, google images

be wary then; best safety lies in fear. – shakespeare

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it was the perfect night

for the

corn maze terror

9 of us went in

3 of us made it

all the way through

hangnail moon

chilling  wind

corn up to the sky

eerily waving us in

dark silo in the back

watching it all

and

scary things

so many terrifying things

all along the way

walking out of the corn

and

standing behind us

and

calling our names

and

chasing us

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 scary pic of me hiding in the corn

right at the beginning – excited and scared both

we ran

we startled

we got lost

we shrieked

we fell

we ran more

we tried to

clutch onto each other

 sometimes to strangers

yelled our lungs out

and

somehow

made it to the end

a little bit braver

and

for at least one of us

a lot more scared

than when we went in.

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a true knight is fuller of bravery in the midst,

than in the beginning of danger.

– philip sidney