Thursday, April 28, 2016

The Lion In The Goldfish Bowl

"Poor great dull thing," they said about the lion in the goldfish bowl.

"She's out of place," they said about the lion on Main Street with bowl shards in her skin.

"Wtf?" they said about the lion at the dinner table, the date who won't be back.

"She's cool as fuck," said another lion, with golden eyes.
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Off the top of my kitty-cat head, for MZ's challenge at Real Toads. 48 words. There were two more but I ate them.

21 comments:

Gemma Wiseman said...

Like a cutting shard of glass daring anyone to try stepping on it. Beautiful and sharp.

Outlawyer said...

Great response to prompt. .

thistle wrists said...

He he he. I love this. I'd like to be the other lion, calling you cool as fuck. Where the leader goes, the best of the rest will follow. You were definitely born to rule, baby.

brudberg said...

I think in some cases opposites don't attract... love it.

thistle wrists said...

P.S. I take the ending to mean that your courage helps others, goldfish, turn into lions themselves.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

The poem's cool as fuck too.

Lynn said...

Love this - I can see the whole thing!

angieinspired said...

too cool for school.

Mama Zen said...

Yes, she is!

Kerry O'Connor said...

Takes one to know another.

De said...

I liked "there were two more but I ate them" as much as I devoured your poem.
I have zero lion in me, but I am so drawn to them, anyway. Love this, and you.

Buddah Moskowitz said...

Cool as fuck, indeed! Loved la la mosk

rhymeswithbug.com said...

Well, I'm just grinning from ear to ear!

Linda C. Folks said...

"A Lion in a Goldfish Bowl", is indeed out of place, but what an exciting character she must be,,,well done,,,

Sioux Roslawski said...

Quite often, your labels or your after-post comments are just as entertaining as your poems. Eating the two words is one of those so-sharp-it-makes-me-envious notations.

Cloudia said...

Amazing title and subsequent romp! I just love these fresh green shoots you are bringing up. Maybe you haven't even written your best poems yet!!!!!
Shocking thought since you are seriously my fave living post.

hedgewitch said...

Very much the lion at large, as always. And everything on the Savannah knows who's the coolest.

TexWisGirl said...

takes one to understand, eh? :)

Hannah said...

I['ve had kitty-cat on my head a lot lately...I love your take on this, Shay.

The Bizza said...

This is simply fantastic.

Mr Puddy said...

Me love the tattoo =^x^=
Shay, me couldn't eat even 1 prawn. It's really hot here !
I hope I will do better soon

Happy Sunday
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