"Here is my secret. It is very simple: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.."- Antoine de Saint Exupéry



She is the only one listening
They might call her a simple cat
But she is her only true friend,
More faithful than any human
Her extra pair of eyes,
Smarter than a dog,
Faster than a jackal.

The old lady and the cat
One can see them everywhere
Never apart.

After a long painful day
She is the only one that sees
The effort it takes to simply walk.

In the end I think
They are not a cat and an old lady
But two angelic souls
Taking care of each other
Trapped in this concentrationary dimension
Called life.


100 words

memyselfandela, 2013

Photo Source: Black and White

Visual Dare

11 responses

  1. So Beautiful!!!

    February 26, 2013 at 00:16

  2. There has always been room in my heart and soul for words so carefully crafted. It’s not easy to write in prose, and verse. I know. I pretend I can all the time. This, I like.

    February 26, 2013 at 00:52

  3. Poignant and deep. Lovely.

    February 26, 2013 at 08:40

  4. petit4chocolatier


    February 27, 2013 at 01:41

  5. So haunting, when overlaid with the photo – the fact that the old lady is not in it, but the cat is. Great use of imagery and sensation to carry through the aching loneliness and interdependency. Gorgeous work!

    February 27, 2013 at 04:57

  6. Fredrik Kayser

    Cats are said to be the guardians of the underworld, beautiful creatures. 🙂

    February 28, 2013 at 00:13

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