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Hope in the harvest

By Mike Zone

Hope in the harvest

Dead grass, dead field -- yellow dismal golden death
a golden sun sinking into a cold winded sea
rounded hovel of branches -- a prairie scorned
once thriving
emerging from solar stabbed shadows
eyes coal black
ready to ignite as diamonds
white fur feline triumphant
full shining coat unsoiled
once a lion of the living room
carrying memories of all and none
from primordial jungles and the temples of ancient Egypt to the urban landscapes splitting apart
there's a knowing satisfactory grin
cats of eternal constantly fluctuating time
descendants and ascensions
the lion surveys his kingdom

Article © Mike Zone. All rights reserved.
Published on 2022-06-13
Image(s) are public domain.
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