Feel Your Whiskers

Feel Your Whiskers

A Poem by barleygirl
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for my best friend (RIP) . . .

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Sluggish December sparkles stay low in the sky
with barely the gumption to grill an afternoon
lazily doing the day in short skips ridge to ridge
and any accumulated warmth goes “poof!”
the moment thick chaparral swallows the sun.

Such shivery sunsets play on and on for hours
the barely darkening universe seeping along
I go to the glass to catch the day’s last dazzle
an ember radiates warmth all around my neck
and I know you’re here . . . I feel your whiskers.

When chill winter gloaming is toasting my heart
with memories of how I would laugh and laugh
when I picked up the phone to your hearty voice
no words needed as we chortled our shared joy
into murmurs and nibbles of sweet nonsense.

You’re still nearby although it’s been three years
you know how good these years have been to me
as you’ve watched me take your lessons to heart
thank you for teaching me to finally love myself
when the gloaming glows . . . I feel your whiskers.




© 2017 barleygirl



Author's Note

barleygirl
My best friend, who died 3 yrs ago, saved my life at my lowest point.

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dear Margie... you have the gift of expression that touches our heart in so many ways. The whiskers of memory brush over our life when bright colored lights and falling snow are settling on holly trees. You always have Poet friends who understand. truly, Pat

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

10 Months Ago

Thank you for sharing your sweet words of understanding! It really does make a big difference, to be.. read more



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This so sad poem and sweet at the same time, thanks for sharing it with us

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

10 Months Ago

I used to cry every time I thought of him for the first year, but now I only feel happiness when I t.. read more
Reading your note, feeling the pain in your words, the beauty of your friends still pouring light into you. What beautiful moments that you awaken even now, and make them live again through your memories. Tender and wondrous words.

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

10 Months Ago

Thank you for honoring my bittersweet message. Some things in life don't last as long as we wish the.. read more
Amazing description of the coming winter, in more ways than one, as I've learned from your writing. I wouldn't dare attempt a deeper dive into this one, just savouring the words. So bittersweet and a tribute to your best friend. Must have been an amazing person if she/he saved your life. May those whiskers always tickle (((hugs)))

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

10 Months Ago

Love the way you notice the way "winter" has more than one meaning . . . I honestly don't plan anyth.. read more
i think this is precious my friend ..well said ..so emotive and catches me up in appreciation, sorrow and memories ..tells me what a fine lady you must be ..and i am sure that he read this one as you wrote it ...heavy sigh Margie ...hugs
E.

Posted 10 Months Ago


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barleygirl

10 Months Ago

YOU are precious, my friend! Thank you for your caring words . . . I feel Mitch around me all the ti.. read more
Einstein Noodle

10 Months Ago

awwww God bless my friend :(

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