Fox Everett

Schizofeliformia - Poem by Fox Everett

In the sun my pupils narrow to graphite slivers,
Loping among the dead steel oaks I crouch, a cautious beast,
The snarl, the growl waiting impatiently
in my ashy throat, causes the corners of my mouth to twitch and vibrate, restless;
the froth behind my tongue thickens and whips itself into a bubbly foam I can feel slipping warm from my wet lips.

My mane is not the glory it once was; its shagged and tatty remnants I have flung as a veil over my face,
Shielding me from prying and intruding stares of ugly and forgettable strangers.
I have lost so much: my regal coat, my cubs—my pride, one could even say, but not my honor.
No, none will be witness to a moment of doubt, though I have seen many laugh at the spectacle:
The crazed lioness, the mad panther.
I send a whip-necked glare a young man's way at the bus stop, and he shrinks.
I smile yellow-fanged. No one looks me in the eye, I tell him.
Not I, not my amber-dropp eye.

Comments about Schizofeliformia by Fox Everett

  • Vipins Puthooran (10/5/2011 8:31:00 AM)

    It's a wonderful poem, very much touching and thought provoking..
    Well written, , nice words

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  • (10/3/2011 9:23:00 PM)

    Ergh sorry for the multiple comments. Seems it won't let me delet them. (Report)Reply

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  • Ace Of Black Hearts (10/3/2011 9:22:00 PM)

    And I know about the p thing. (Report)Reply

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  • Ace Of Black Hearts (10/3/2011 9:21:00 PM)

    Sometimes we must go on the offensive.
    If it is only to survive one more day, one more night.
    A delay to end the twilight.
    For one must not go down with fight.
    For a sudden silence can deafening.
    A sign defeat without a single retreat.

    Great Well Written And Inspiring Poem Man Thank You For It.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, October 3, 2011

Poem Edited: Tuesday, October 4, 2011

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