Then There Was Three

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Only seen through dim moonlight

The crib is against the wall

Safely ensconced in her blanket

The tiny baby sleeps soundly

Mouth still suckling an invisible bottle

Standing quietly at the door

The parents both beam in happiness

The first night all together in their home

This new little family

Thankful beyond words

For the sacrifice of the teen

Too scared and alone

To care for her child

Made the loving decision

To give her baby a home

And a family to love

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – ensconced

A Family of Three

She had been thinking about adopting a pet but had yet to stop and see what they had at the local animal shelter.  On a whim she turned down Fifth street to stop in and look.

Stepping into the office she saw a basset hound sleeping on a pillow in the corner.  She approached the receptionist who was petting a tabby cat behind the desk.  “Can I see the cats for adoption?”

“Certainly, we are at capacity for cats.  We need to make room.  Were you looking for a cat or a kitten?  We have a pair of adorable siblings that are 3 years old that have surmounted a lot of past abuse to becomes some of the gentlest cats I have ever seen.”

“Can I see them?”

“Sure, follow me.”

They walked down a hallway into a large room full with cages of cats and kittens.  “Here we are.  The tuxedo cat is Mr. Tennison and his sister is Emily.”

Falling in love instantly with the way the two of them were cuddled up next to each she was sold.  And within twenty minutes the cats were on the way home with her.


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – surmount