Army Mom’s Safe Haven

Christina: Jump


A cat was sitting on a fence -
a kitten small, and very shy -
and pondering whether to jump or not
It turned its head toward the sky.

Soon terror overcame it.
Freezing in one spot, it cowered, crying,
reminding me of one so fond of safety
that he was scared of even trying.

Throughout the hour I watched it there
and when I could stand no more to wait,
it took one look at earth - and jumped
and landed safely by the gate.

©Copyright January 1965 by Christina

Written at age18
not much of a chance-taker then - and wishing I were