Woken by the smell of bonfires
clinging to ruffled fur.
Padded points of weight
press my head deeper into my warm pillow.
You pick your way disdainfully
over the stepping stone continent
of my duveted form
merely an impediment to your beloved.
Rustily vibrating you tangle
blood stained scything paws
in his beard.
Wrapped around your smallest claw
he stirs, murmurs and rubs a still sleeping hand
over your tilted head and jaw.
I watch you lift your chin then narrow your eyes
In alpha triumph.
Glinting shards of morning sun slice in
to leave rainbows trapped in your whiskers.