TAWNY KINGS IN LIMBO

In the twilight and the twittering dawn
My life goes flitting like a spotted fawn.

A scent of something stalks the tall, dry grass—
The fragrance of the rain—I come; I pass.

Acacia thorn and zigzag lightning rend
And scratch their whistling way into the wind.

Ant-castles silhouette the fire-swept plains
Where tawny kings in limbo shake their manes.

The clouds collapse; musk mixes with the breeze.
Birds dart into the hard-knot of the trees.

A vulture’s wing is passed across the sun.
Blood stirs to surly muscle on the run.

The lion scans the landscape as it lies,
His dignity indifferent to the flies.

Published: Trafford on
ISBN: 9781490737966
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