Of rivers, roads and big cats

I walk the river that was a road and see:


a large cat in front of me?

panther or puma?




I freeze.

The water flows where the cars would go,

and I stare, breath held, for a moment there.

but only the wind and the water move.


I walk on.

It is only a log,

a former tree.

how stories repeat, for us all to see.

a snake, a cat – all this and that.

“Look closer,”  Life sings to me.


I give thanks for big cats, deep shadows and logs.






About eteal

Reverend Teal is a minister, chaplain, artist and storyteller. She specializes in the human-animal bond and all its healing aspects.
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1 Response to Of rivers, roads and big cats

  1. Ned Raven says:

    Oh ho — so it was a CATALOG!

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