The forest, as if in suspended animation
Exploded in a cacophony of sound
It was nothing more than a twig
Snapping beneath the weight of a padded paw
Yet, the silence was shattered by this atypical step
By this stealthy dark shadow slowly moving through the forest
His heart raced!
His usual calm...replaced by an awkward anticipation
Earlier, a howl he had heard off in the distance
So familiar, yet as if from another lifetime, beckoned
Ahead, with the dusky sky as it's canvas
A giant white pine stands as a sentinel, protecting...
...a lone silent figure...
Carefully, quietly, he approached
"I can hear you" said the now, not so silent figure
"In fact, the whole forest can!" she giggled
His golden eyes, now, intently stared directly into hers
"I heard your howl", he said attentively
"I knew U would come", she assuredly replied, "U are always there for me."
As he drew closer, she asked..."Am I dreaming?"
"Does it matter?", he inquired
Her breath quickened, slowly fracturing
As did her fragile spine as her body contorted
Into a shifting form, that would mimic his
Strong and sinewy
Rejuvenated, she moved with assurance
Once again, feeling familiarity in this form
In her sheen coat of white fur, she now stood
Next to him, and his coat of fur that matched the raven's wing
They stood in contrasting, yet symbiotic fashion
He pulled her closer, and without making a sound
Gestured that it was time for them to go...
(c) 2013 Shawn White Eagle
This poem, well, probably more story than poem, was written for someone very special and was inspired by a number of writings of that someone who is very dear to me...I know this is something with very deep meaning to them, and is actually a "reprise" of sorts to one of their recent poems of the same title.. I purposely left the story open ended, perhaps that certain someone will "reprise" my reprise. :-) I love U Lobo!