FavoriteLoadingAdd to favorites

Age Has A Way

written by: Katy Santiff 

 

A funny, feline thing--
age has a way
of curling its
paws around you,
retracted claws
and warm, cracked pads
against your cheek.
Wrapped up like a
favorite toy, a mouse,
and even when within
you feel so weak,
there's sureness in that
grip, a steady pulse--
that when within
you're breathing still
and will for a while
before the cull,
encapsulated null.

Katy Santiff

Katy Santiff

Katy Santiff has written poetry in various forms all her life. She believes in densely-packed poems, preferring them to be mouthfuls when read aloud. A lifelong Marylander, she loves water-side living. She currently lives in Edgewater, Maryland with her wife. Several of her previously published poems can be found in Vita Brevis Poetry Magazine.
Katy Santiff

Latest posts by Katy Santiff (see all)

Read previous post:
Tea Stall, a poem written by Parveen at Spillwords.com
Tea Stall

Tea Stall written by: Parveen   In a small rustic tea stall where aroma of tea comes wafting mixed with...

Close