Leopard Poetry

From his arboreal perch He sups Neither king nor rebel ⁃ leopard haiku 1 The leopard concerns himself not with the flamboyant aristocracy of lions nor the vagrant chaos of hyenas He is an unwilling antihero Perched over their heads in the shadow Spotted yet unseen -leopard poem 2 Everyone wants to be a lion […]

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I watched them lower you into your new home All those years of memories you made The struggles and pain and suffering The failures and the successes Everything your eyes have ever seen The jeers you endured The praises you heard The pleasure you tasted Deleted in a singularity Whatever happens now Is really none […]

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Purple Tiger

I met a purple tiger dancing among the gossamer clouds of an orange sunset I asked her what she was doing hiding between the sun and the land And she roared A beautiful melody of soapsud bubbles Iridiscent in the twilit skies Then she rose into the blue evening on cat feet Leaving in her […]

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When Poverty Goes Hunting

After the last embers of your fire go out And the inky blackness sweeps in suddenly It becomes one with the erstwhile dancing shadows The sniffing stops And You know nothing holds it away any longer You can feel the earth tremble beneath its footfalls As it sends the hairs on the back of your […]

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The Saga of the Old Gods

In the preceding decades When we were young gods With fire in our bellies Spitting lightning Every step we took was an earthquake Every footfall a thunderclap We were Metaphysical forces beyond nature Primal With Strength unbridled The life coursed through my veins I knew it all I had it all There was nothing I […]

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