July 6, 2015

I am not a Humble Grasshopper. {Poem}


If you have forgotten who I am
and where I came from
let me remind you

I am not a humble grasshopper
I am a mountain lion

I do not bounce lightly when people are not accountable
I do not walk away

I turn my prey on their backs like a porcupine
slice open their exposed underbellies

I am patient
I am a powerful hunter
I will not go away
fade into the distance
so you may run
with your enlightened tail
quivering between your legs
into the woods
for as long as you so wish
but when you return
know I will be waiting


Author: Janne Robinson

Editor: Alli Sarazen

Photo: Courtesy of Author, Jeanne/Flickr

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