Cat Eyes

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads – April Day 25  (posted by Rommy)
“Virtue or Vice” – Consider the seven deadly sins or the seven heavenly virtues.
Include at least one name from each.

In Cat-Eyes swims
a green sea of envy.
Wishes she could trade
places with her own
best friend, whose patient,
smiling countenance
is a rose-glow in midst
of five children, and the
traveling businessman
she wed. What nags
deeper than lifestyle,
is her friend’s
a constant slap of reality
to Cat-Eyes 
whose hair hangs
thin, matching her
sharp, pinched face.
Cat-Eyes sighs as she packs
up her holiday gifts
for her friend’s children.

At front door, friend sits
in old sweats, face wet
with tears, children pulling
at her. What has occurred?
Cat-Eyes shepherds

the children inside, holding
fast to her best friend’s
arm. The charming husband
will not be home for Christmas.
Seems he is moving in
with his mistress.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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8 Responses to Cat Eyes

  1. Rommy says:

    The grass on the other side always looks greener to those with a bit of green in their eyes.


  2. sanaarizvi says:

    Yes that’s envy alright… powerfully penned!💜💜


  3. envy is usually about being misinformed.


  4. Envy is so often based on superficialities.


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