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This be the verse...

The best of me is a bestiary

You say ‘beast’ like it’s a bad thing,
An epithet for screaming headlines:
“Beast Attacks Women”, “Cage These Beasts Now”.

But I celebrate the beast in me –
The best of me is a bestiary.

I celebrate the boneless cat-stretch, unashamed and sensual –
Stroke me right and I purr.

I celebrate the magpie lust for glitter
(Oooh, shiny!) –
I bring you pearls and crystals for your nest.

The best of me is a bestiary

I celebrate my inner squirrel
Hoarding provisions against a harsh winter.

I celebrate the butterfly flitting without clear direction,
Moving from brightness to brightness.

The best of me is a bestiary.

I celebrate my tiger fierceness –
Provoke me and my claws unsheathe.

I celebrate the sisterhood of the elephant -
A vast, slow loyalty.

The best of me is a bestiary.

I celebrate (often) the sloth.

I even celebrate the cockroach,
Stubborn, uncrushable.

The best of me is a bestiary.

And I celebrate the unicorn, the dragon, the chimaera,
The magical, the fantastical –
These beasts are in me too.
 
I celebrate
The phoenix rising from my own ashes.

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( 7 comments — Leave a comment )
grendel1031
Jun. 18th, 2009 03:00 pm (UTC)
I very much enjoyed this.

Thank you for sharing it.
irascignavojo
Jun. 19th, 2009 03:58 pm (UTC)
I second that
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yokospungeon
Jun. 18th, 2009 04:54 pm (UTC)
Fantastic poem, truly awesome.
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sweet_indiana
Jun. 18th, 2009 08:43 pm (UTC)
Bravo!!!
phantomreader42
Jun. 19th, 2009 03:31 am (UTC)
*purrs in approval*
Nice poem
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