Sunday, September 5, 2010

The Lioness at Ease



She lies regally, a lioness,
the absorbed sun’s warmth
in the concrete and glass
enclosure enveloping her like
a secure cocoon.
No bullets to dodge and flee,
no arrows to avoid, no
vultures to pick and tear her
aging skin,
never has she felt more safe;
never has she felt less free.
 
This poem is for One Shot Sunday. To see other posts prompted by this photo (courtesy Adam Dustus), visit One Stop Poetry.

14 comments:

dustus said...

I don't know what's more impressive, the fluidity of imagery, or the fact that you just wrote this! Amazing :)
Thanks for taking part, Glynn

Donusho said...

Amazingly captured. Brilliant. i am going to pick up my jaw off the floor now! Donusho

Cassandra Frear said...

Gorgeous.

theprimate said...

builds up well to those last two lines

Sandra Heska King said...

Oooh. :) :(

S. Etole said...

power-packed ...

n. davis rosback said...

more safe, less free.
oh yes.
very true...

Pete Marshall said...

a fantastic piece of writing glynn...i think we both were coming from the same angle...well said my friend..cheers pete

M.L. Gallagher said...

more safe,
less free..

very powerful Glynn.

signed...bkm said...

Bravo!! for freedom...let us all live free...bkm

Brian Miller said...

oh those last two line are tight glynn...nice.

Anne Lang Bundy said...

Lions are my favorite animal. Any trip to the zoo means lingerng long at the lions.

And every time, I am reminded that they are in captivity because of me. I felt every word of this, Glynn.

Ted M. Gossard said...

Great lines. Interesting. And nice pic.

Kodjo Deynoo said...

What price to pay for safety, for freedom