in rags or robes. she is always regal.
chronic pain. depression. but always sweet
endurance. nobody would ever know.
she is always smiling. always gracious.
the road is long & the mountains rise high
into the sky. she journeys towards the snow.
in some decks strength is eleven. but the
meaning is the same. she is still taming
a lion. sometimes she is sitting or
lying with the cat. sometimes the cat is
a panther or a kitten. but she is
always showing a complete lack of fear.
the tamed lion she names jack. together
they live in a house filled with purring cats.
© polly macdavid
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