Cat and mouse

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      1. Even when you write about ‘doom and gloom’ your pieces are so beautifully crafted. This one had playfulness and sexual tension. It is good to depart from the chosen path sometimes. And it is such a pleasure to read your words. โค๏ธโค๏ธ

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      2. Thank you dear friend. It is hard to press โ€˜publishโ€™ sometimes, especially on poems like these that make me feel a little shy ๐Ÿ™Š. And then I read words like yours in response and I am so glad I did. Thank you, for always being so lovely โค๏ธโค๏ธ

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      3. Ah, I know that feeling! It is difficult but at the same time very liberating. I don’t think I mind repeating that I look forward to your posts! Always my utmost pleasure. โค๏ธโค๏ธ

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      1. You certainly do have talents. Many ๐Ÿ˜‚. Frank has just dubbed this post โ€œFiery influencedโ€ and I canโ€™t deny it, it probably is ๐Ÿ˜‚. Your confidence in writing from your heart and your desires is pretty inspirational. I struggle to turn my filter off, worrying too much what people might think. So, thank you, Fiery ๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’œ

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      2. Lol. Oh my gosh.

        Well I doubt very much that is actually true, lol. Clearly you have a talent in writing poetry, despite your constant and insistent modesty! And it feels like something you have been doing for a long time, writing poetry I mean. Perhaps even studied it a little, because you’re very well informed on the nature of poetry and its effects. It really shows in your writing. I mean that. So your super humble nature sometimes makes me smile, it’s quite charming.

        I will thank you for saying such nice things. You know me by now, I won’t hold back. Not here. And neither should you, if that means anything to you,hon.

        One thing I’ve learned is no matter what, you can’t change what people will think of you. Only what you think of you.
        Ugh …that felt a bit cheestastic but still, true.
        Frank is another little charmer, lol. I’ll thank him for the nod!
        But seriously loved the complex simplicity of this. Suits you.

        Many warm cuddles, R


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      3. โ€œThe complex simplicityโ€ – what a conpliment!

        In all seriousness, I have never studied poetry, although I wished I had. Everything ive learned about poetry has been from you lot on here, and a certain ex who was a prolific writer and wrote me countless poems (sigh). So I feel completely out of my depth when it comes to the technicalities of poetry, I do it by feel, not by skill!!

        I mean every word I say about my admiration for you. Every, single, word.

        Warmest cuddles back Fiery, wishing you… everything xoxo

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      4. There’s NEVER warm cuddling without the Lonely Author, be he injured and bed ridden and needing attention… I’m pretty sure it’s the LAW to include you.


  1. Excellent! Perfect!
    I would prefer a crowded room to a quiet one,
    ‘Cause in a crowded one, there is always one person or the another to look up to,
    While when you all on your own, love is gone.
    And there is nothing to live for, if not love.

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      1. I can’t even! ๐Ÿ˜‚ This conversation has me smiling all over the place!
        Such an honour that I’m being chit chatted about in such glowing terms!
        behave! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Or don’t lol

        You guys are sweet

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      2. Good to hear youโ€™re smiling in all the places Fiery. You make it difficult for us to behave in your presence… you even infiltrate smouldering fire into otherโ€™s poetry, left right and centre! ๐Ÿ˜‚โค๏ธ

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  2. That’s a wonderful last line, pointing out that the seeing goes both ways and makes the cat and mouse game mutual. That concept alone is inspiring enough to leave the imagination spinning at the possibilities. Loved it!

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    1. Thank you! I love the idea of all the things a mutual stare can convey, even just in our imaginations, like the stare itself is a tangible entity somehow, not just a fleeting moment.

      I am a bit behind on my reading at the moment, but will look forwarding to catching up and reading your latest soon!


      1. You’re so welcome! I love that idea also. I agree, such stare certainly does take on a kind of life beyond just that moment.

        Thank you for thinking of my work. I will look forward to your future readership.

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    1. I like this, I did see this set in a bustling place, where two people manage to be alone despite the crowds, connected in a gaze, a certain electricity within their shared experience. Very kind and thoughtful comments, thank you!


      1. Haha. Well, I’m not a cat but of course if I was, I’d be a black cat with lime green eyes and definitely more feisty than that crazy cat I’ve mentioned, that can’t quite fend off Pepe Le Pews flirtations :))


  3. Beautiful writing and I think most of us have experience this feeling you describe so vividly here. Certainly brings back memories to me.

    Great work, your poems always speak to me. Love โค๏ธ and hugs dear Rachel. โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿค—Joni

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    1. Joni, donโ€™t you love that feeling of being devoured by (a certain) someoneโ€™s eyes? The things that can be contained in a gaze. This poem was a fun one to write. Thank you for your lovely words, Iโ€™m glad it brings back memories. Love to you too sweet Joni โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’œ๐ŸŒทโœจ

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      1. Yes, absolutely. It is a wonderful feeling and sometimes that exchange can be very powerful. You described it so well. Love to you my kind friend. โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’–Joni

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