Feline Love in the time of LEDs
“Honey, I’m just not feeling it”.
I said this silently to her, constantly.
“The moon and the stars and the planets
sing to me, an orchestra of nature and
eternal time intertwined.”
“Mother nature directing this divine symphony.”
“These new lights just don’t do it for me.”
Finally she noticed,
the great change in my mood,
feeling something amiss,
something terribly, terribly amiss.
She packed us up,
and into the caravan we went.
Rustic canvas over our heads,
wood burning stove next to our bed.
Ah, finally the life of traveling the paths,
living by the light of the fire,
the gentle descending of the night.
Tuned into mother nature’s time,
soft, peaceful and divine.
We traveled here and traveled there,
over many a year.
Then one night ,
One full harvest moon night,
High on a cliff,
Deep in the night,
Silent and still and cold,
She shed every stitch that covered her frame
And opened her arms to the celestial rain.
Rays from heaven pouring down,
illuminating her shape,
saturating Earth’s lovely ground.
surrounded by stars twinkling,
Milky Way flowing,
With not a trace of restraint,
The moon and stars and the night
sang to her soul,
sang to every fiber of her being,
sang to her every bone.
‘You see, Mother Nature knows the cycles that feed the soul.’ I whispered to her,
in my softly purring voice.
‘This is what I have been trying to tell you for all these years.’
Waking from this trance,
She tapped out a message,
read it aloud,
I quit designing LEDs and the bright artificial lights
that destroy the glorious night.
I quit this nightmare of a job!
I quit this life of a thief,
this one of stealing the stars!
I quit this very night!
unless I’m allowed to design the
smart dark-sky friendly lights
that I so love now,
that bring such subtle delight.
She threw her smart phone over the cliff,
this device hurtling down so quick,
shaking the very earth with each bounce to the ground.
As she stood bare under the moon,
Bare under the stars,
Bare under the planets
And bare to Mars.
For the first time in so many a year,
I jumped up sinuously,
straight into her arms.
she laughed with such joy,
hugging me close,
so close and so near.
My lovely silky fur,
warming her frame,
warming her heart.
Snuggled so close
and snuggled so tight,
I purred once again
out loud on this night,
in absolute delight.
The ground rumbled beneath
the two of us,
shaking and quaking
the earth so near.
The stars up above
twinkled with joy,
at this sight of loving tight.
streaking through across the sky,
celebrating on this night,
one more little human
the magic and mystery,
of the black sparkling night,
spreading out forever above.
We danced together under the
holding each other tight.
My sweet, now smart,
~ the Feline