The hollow vase tips right over
The purple cushion that falls right over
The marble bridge I cross right over
To reach the cattails by the pond.
But the way there is long,
Though I’m sure I can make it there with a song.
The feathery whispers of the breeze mock
Like Echo, they sing, reverberating with vibrations through the stream
Where the buzzing fleas take flight to escape the thunder only to end in plight.
With all my might, I make my move, pounce right through the dew-smothered leaves.
The clear droplets fall to stall and enthrall, but too late it was done after my meal was achieved.
The purple petals that often tumble from the bushes cushion my jump as I prepare my cross.
The man-made marble beneath me stands still as my hind legs tense before I spring forward.
I can avoid the water and all the obstacles that can hinder my passage
As the long cattails sway and greet from afar –– a message to me from home to see.
They swing from the breeze that wills me forward.
I feel a happy purple like the cushioned flowers that lay in a heap.
The blue sky is calm, the green grass is home
As I spot my own safe haven, and I take the final leap.