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Water drips.
Heart beats.
Breathe in...out.

A hum of passing traffic.

Thoughts flit:
 * what to eat?
 * what to wear?
 * should I cut my hair?

Airplane passes overhead;
busy people 
on their way to destinations,

Cat walks in on silent feet,
flicks her tail.
Outside, an acorn drops;
a squirrel spies a meal.

Heart beats.
Breathe out...in.
Cells rush through tiny veins,
delivering precious cargo.

Far away, the locomotive
makes its lonesome call.
Crossing lights blink madly.
Drivers curse.

Breathe in...out.

Water drips.
 * Can I fix it?
 * Call the plumber?
 * Does he work on Sunday?

Cat sits down beside me,
Is she also busy
on the inside?

Oh, quiet peaceful morning,
you are a multitude.

This is a Sunday Scribblings post.


Jae Rose said...

I love the * questions..they seem so important but are not the life blood..or breath..maybe the cat helped her away from them..as long as quietness is found we can breath deeply for a while..there's a real journey in this piece..

December 16, 2012 at 2:45 AM
Kappu said...

Such a beautiful write Ann, so many of the everyday occurrences taken for granted entwined into a garland!

hey you have captcha / word verification turned on, on purpose? if not try to turn it off - thank you!

December 16, 2012 at 8:38 AM
Old Egg said...

It is amazing what stresses there are in life, mind you I quite like the lonesome locomotive's call; while you have the cat to relax you.

December 16, 2012 at 4:26 PM
Brian Miller said...

cute...very cool capture in the moment of what is happening...love it when the cat walks in, flickes its tail...ha....can def see that....and is she as busy...i think not, they know the rhythm....

December 17, 2012 at 12:45 PM
Alice Audrey said...

I don't know why this reminds me of an apartment building I used to live in. It had the same feel, I guess.

December 18, 2012 at 12:46 AM
keiths ramblings said...

I know how you feel. I don't have a cat but I do have a bottle of wine or two to calm me down!

*agree with Kappu about those annoying word verification things! I don't normally comment when I spot them lurking beneath the box!

December 20, 2012 at 8:05 AM

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