Saturday, 2 February 2019

A Poem a Day (93): The tigress

If you fancy writing some flash fiction or poetry, and getting/giving feedback, or just reading other people's creations, head over to JD Mader's 2minutesgo website. It’s a great place to go and write whatever is in your head. Cheers.

The tigress

She loves the light,
This silent torn play;
A dance with leopards
Skinned and unmasked.

It grins with a grim cadence,
This sensation of despair.
The curtain splits deep red
And my feet are dripping wet.

I cannot breathe this in,
I cannot breathe it out.

This legendary staged adieu
Is caught and I am split in two,
But she loves the light so,
And the dark knows its lovers.

Copyright Vickie Johnstone, January 28, 2019

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