Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Almost Rabbit Stew

I am chasing the October sun, hanging on the coat-tails of his after glow. My grandmother tells me the roses are still out in Regent's Park, and they will wait for me someday, some year, to appear. But I have roses right here. Red for love. Red for blood. Life.

Yesterday I was watching a rabbit contemplate an apple. I turned to make my cup of tea, musing on the sweet predictability of it all. When I turned round, hot tea at my lips, a stripey cat was poaching my rabbit! Where had it come from? The rabbit was nowhere to be seen. Orange fur gleaming, haunches silky and sinister, jaws twitching at the lost rabbit stew. Well alright, I couldn't see the jaws twitching, but still...

I am observing Life, concentrating on the sweet happy apples of my days, but the watching cat is at my back - and I have no way of knowing how long he will stay.


Image: 'Garfield's Morning Exercise' by Jim Davis

9 comments:

staceyjwarner said...

I've given you a reprive from the cat...I've got 'm...no need to worry about him.

much love!

Yin said...

Helloo, Shai! Hope you've got more sun where you are than we had today. A total day for fish. Am re-immersed in work and the slow mountain of horror I relinquished going on leave now looms. Sorry I welched on the promise of moon cake for Saturday too. I went back to the store to find some and they'd run out of the nicer stuff. Then we ran away to the beach and New Forest to enjoy my remaining days of leave(s, haha).

But the end of the week is near... I have hopes for weekend baking. Take care!

Jigar said...

beautiful, thoughtful, unhurried prose...loved it!

Jeanne-ming said...

Dear Girl....beautiful prose.

Darcy said...

Thank you for sharing this rich moment with us! Great writing.

The Wanderers' Daughter said...

I have missed your beautiful writing. For some reason your posts have not been popping up on my blogroll..stopping in to check on you.

Here, it turned winter very suddenly, but we are having a reprieve - an indian summer. I think we will look for gardens today. ox

Ocean Girl said...

Hi. I came from the wondrous Wu Feng Road.

I knew it. There is something about cats!

Jeanne-ming said...

i am praying and hoping (the same thing) you are alright.....

RNSANE said...

Beautiful story! Safe for another day.

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