May 24, 2012

Exhale - Act 4 - The Ringmaster and The Tiger

Exhale, nostrils flare
mouths open
grabbing air

Anger rises, turmoil pursues
craning necks
fights ensue

fists to the skies
a rush to the ring
stares meet bulging eyes

arms hug the scene
then drop
to the dance in the ring

The Ringmaster and the Tiger lie motionless
blood drips off of bared teeth
The Ringmaster takes a breath
a cloud of sawdust stirs
The Tiger licks the wound
The Ringmaster belongs to Her

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