Early Riser

maggie on foot

Six in the morning,
A paw on my face,
Unusual this early,
But she won’t give me peace.
I slip out from the covers,
He rolls over and sighs,
Snuggles into the duvet
Still warm on my side.
Walk up to the barrier
And out to the green,
Nothing is moving,
No other soul seen.
Lining the wires,
Wings flap on the air,
The swallows are gathering,
Great numbers are there:
A cascade of movement,
A hundred or more,
Soon they’ll be leaving
For far distance shores.
This is the best time,
With Silence my friend,
Walking the Avenue
From beginning to end.
All quiet and peaceful,
Just Maggie and me
Heading back after ‘business’
For that first cup of tea.
maggie waiting


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and have a terrible sweet tooth. Best friends are Hubby, our dog Maggie, Bro in NZ, MSM and MOH (and his dog). I am also a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we were once again house hunting until September. We now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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3 Responses to Early Riser

  1. scifihammy says:

    Nice poem, and it’s worth it to enjoy that early morning peace 🙂

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