“Lioness”

Dear

friend

 

never fear the sun that sneaks into your morning window,

he is an old friend from the ash of your yesterdays,

 

with his slender arms and ghost-like touches helping

bring back the golden years of your iridescent spotlight

 

that can rid the snarkiest of frostbite,

of your beauty and leonine might

 

that your former beaus used to write

about after declaring love to you every night

 

you are poetry refined, spirituality solidified,

a kaleidoscopic lionness dignified by love of her pride

 

spotless glitter

all over elegant clutter

 

relive

 

and be everyone’s best kept secret

once again

Published by troycabida

Troy Cabida (b. 1995) is a London-based Filipino poet. He has been a member of the Barbican Young Poets, the Roundhouse Poetry Collective and is a producer for open mic night Poetry and Shaah. His poems have appeared in TAYO, harana, Bukambibig, Cha and Ink, Sweat and Tears. His debut poetry pamphlet "War Dove" is published under Bad Betty Press.

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