Poetry Friday: Houdini

All day long
He hides
From view,
In the darkness
Under beds,
In the corners
Children dread.
Then at night
He skims
The walls,
The shadow
Of a cat
Long gone.


Three of the best things about visiting Grandma are her two large dogs and her cat, Houdini. Unfortunately, Houdini doesn’t seem to enjoy our visits. He hides day and night, so seeing him is a special treat.

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(c) 2013 Elizabeth Ehrenfest Steinglass, all rights reserved

13 replies
  1. Robyn Hood Black says:

    What a great poem. You know, when I read it before reading your comments, it gave me chills because I thought it was about a kitty no longer living. (We’ve lost a couple in recent years.) Glad to know Houdini is alive and well – just hiding during your visits!

  2. Liz Steinglass says:

    Hi Linda, Robyn, and BJ,
    Thanks for stopping by and for commenting. I caught Houdini hiding on the top shelf of Grandma’s closet. I had to lighten the picture quite a bit so you could see him.
    Liz

  3. Liz Steinglass says:

    Joyce,
    Thanks for stopping by and for commenting. Would you believe I hadn’t noticed there are only two verbs?
    My goal was to give a sense of Houdini’s personality so I guess I can consider this a success.
    Happy New Year!
    Liz

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