About Alexandra Heep

About Alexandra Heep: The internet has allowed allowed Alexandra to maintain a semblance of life when encountering an unexpected, lingering health crisis. The Internet is a lifeline which not only allows her to remain connected to friends, but also survive, via writing.While Alexandra Heep is her pen name, she does not hide behind it. Instead, she used it to brand herself on the Internet and to create opportunities.

Alexandra published her first book, a collection of her best poems, on July 11, 2012. You can buy it at Lulu.com

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Cat Poetry for NaPoWriMo Day 14

Today's prompt on the NaPoWriMo Facebook site was to write a love poem about the first "thing" I saw when looking up from the computer. Well, that was Princess Gracie, my cat. In addition to the new poem, I am sharing one that I wrote about Princess Gracie a few years back. It is called A Stretch and a Purr and it appears in the Write to Meow 2014 Anthology (Grey Wolfe Publishing).

Expressive green eyes
light up my day
soft marbled fur
soothes my worries away.

Her comforting purr
never leaves my side
my days are much easier
just because of her.


A Stretch and a Purr

Green-eyed beauty up on the window sill
A portrait behind her of life, not still
Blue sky painted with shades of ivory
Autumn's breeze captures her feline fancy

Calico colors reflected in glass
Perched high above concrete, people, and grass
A comforting shape, she's contentedly
Steadied by a tail curved elegantly.

Slowly shifts after a stretch and a purr
Just to bring to me … sunshine in her fur.

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