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Issue # 2 September 2010
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare

Christine Redman-Waldeyer

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It is not how the yellow mane
around his face

cupped his seeds
but rather how I had to wait

before I could remove them,
wait until he was ripe

and then rub them out -
I laid his heavy head down,

hit him over and over
with a stick.

This lion, this bad boy in the fields

who faces East,
unwinds at night

is silent,
so silent among his men.