"Pride"

Last night

after love

in the downstairs den

a pup crawled

over its mother's

satisfied body

hungry

 

alpha male licks

at her mane

slow, confident strokes

 

she purrs fulfilled

by him as no other

 

but she knows

at any time

pursuit may

begin again

 

it is the way of the pride

 


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Robert Beveridge makes noise (xterminal.bandcamp.com) and writes poetry just outside Cleveland, OH. Recent/upcoming appearances in Pulsar, Tessellate, and Scarlet Leaf Review, among others.


Robert Beveridge