Ink and Acrylic on frosted mylar
Before The Morning Nonsense Begins
You and I can sit
in perfect silence -
each quiet in our own personal thoughts -
and be blissfully happy.
You always get up first
then I follow.
This is our time-
before the others
before the one you call love & husband
before the one I call master & protector -
and before her -
the princess -
half-sister who once up
insists on being in the middle of everything.
Your hand cannot rest upon my head
without her insistent black snout nosing in.
Alas, no matter how much I wish her gone
she is here to stay
and truth be known
But for now
it's just you and me.
I roll over and am in ecstasy
as you rub my belly.
I sigh, I snort, I am content.