Unusual State of Being

Written for: The Sunday Muse #124 (posted by Carrie)

Don't know how I got up
here.  The den was partying,
celebrating the birth
of a new cub.  I am not
much of a drinker, dulls
my senses.  I remember
ordering one glass
of blood wine, and then . . .
nothing.   Someone slipped
something menacing
into my drink.  My mane
is dripping with sweat,
and I have a roar of
a headache.  The joker
had better own up
to his deed.  I need
to get off this tree.  


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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20 Responses to Unusual State of Being

  1. Jim says:

    This is one of a defferent breed for you, Sara. I like it but it is so very graphic of a dilema that most of us don’t want to talk about.
    I ONCE was up your tree, mabe twice. Once I got down by driving with my head out the car window so I could follow the white line driving home. The other I was rescued by my girlfriend and her brother and another one or two putting me in the shower, cold. I was probably 20 years old. Never again.


  2. wyndolynne says:

    Poor guy! Hope he gets down safely.


  3. Beverly Crawford says:

    Ha! Too much partying was more than the king of the jungle could handle! Fun write.


  4. gillena says:

    LOL nice one Sara

    Stay Safe



  5. Carrie V. H. says:

    “Roar of a headache” love it! This is wonderful Sara! A clever and creative take on the image!!


  6. Bwahahahaha! I just adore this. In one poem, you’ve made think of Klingon wine, took me to the jungle, and reminded me that alcohol can leave even the best of us in a foolish spot. 😀


  7. robtkistner says:

    Made me smile Sara… 🙂


  8. Helen Dehner says:

    Love this, Sarah … reminiscent of a few headaches back in the day.


  9. qbit says:

    LOL! For sure. Can we all get down from this tree? Whose idea of a joke was this anyway?


  10. Sherry Marr says:

    His perch does look precarious. Good one, Sara.


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