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Poetry: Lioness

Out of the Sandbox

By Regina Mosca

Lioness

My heart beats quicker than a lion on the hunt,

as panic courses and constricts my veins like venom.

Her glare, razor sharp, as she growls with disdain.

I thought that I needed to be feared but it seems that I’m the prey.

 

Gravel vibrates under her paws as she prepares for the chase.

I start to run because there is fight left in me.

 

‘I’m going to survive this’

 

Before I can blink I’m being masticated by her awful words.

Her jagged teeth tear my limbs as she dissects my entrails.

Until all that remains is residue of who I was and never will be again.

Someone help me, there’s a lioness in my bed.

 

Header photo by Tambako the Jaguar (flickr creative commons)

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