Category: The Red Room (Poetry and Stories)

I Watched a Lion Lose His Pride

I watcheda lion crushedbeneath the weightof a burning savanna.I watcheda lion shorn of toothand claw.I watcheda lion fedlike some fat king. I watcheda lion drink memoriesfrom stagnant water.I watcheda lion in his habitat,festooned with trappingsof freedom.I watcheda lion as his roarmet with the cold airof his fallow shade.I […]

Black Light

I want to calm down.  My belly is on fire; my ribs vibrate with each heartbeat.  My fists hurt, the pain of my rage soaring up the length of my arms.  I take a step back, not because I’m prepared to run, but because I’m prepared to fight.  […]