Written for:  Poetic Asides November 2016 Chapbook Challenge – Day 2
Write an animal spirit poem (or spirit animal poem.  What I’m thinking is to make the title of the poem the animal and then write a poem as if you are that animal. Or look at ways you identify with that animal. Another possibility (if this is too New Age): Write a poem about an animal. Period.

My reputation
is not easy
to live up to.
Yes, I look fierce,
many seek me out
for protection.
Their selection,
King of The Jungle,
puts me under
great pressure.
Of course I have
my pride, but
I would not mind
taking some time off.
Why can’t Cheetah
handle things
for a few days?
Then I could have
my mane properly tended to.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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  1. MYRNA ZACH says:

    “The Cheetah in Winter”? Nah



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