In the corner they muddle
They wait patiently
In a small furry huddle
They wait to play tea.
They remember last Christmas when they came to your home.
But strangely this year they cuddle alone.
They wait in your shadow
Of past squeals and bright smiles.
They wait for your huggings
They wait for your sighs.
And from distantly downstairs they hear them again
But they sit cornered in waiting… fearing never again.
Katelyn’s room… Christmas morning 2012: Canon 7D: Canon EFS 17-85mm at 33mm, 2000 ISO (natural light), 7 panel pano stitched together in PS4, custom shadow texture created from silhouette, wall texturing created in Topaz Adjust 5, lighting range affected in AlienSkin, Exposure 4: custom modified Kodak Portra 160NC. Dynamic range adjustments throughout. Custom textures, filters, and brushes.