lion with a rabbit heart
Quiet was safer.
My roars would roll out choked with fear
Dissolving into coughs
Until I discovered
It is possible to be both
A lion and a rabbit at the same time.
Soft and hard
Afraid yet still strong
Staring down the future with trembling heart and twitching ears
Ready to pounce.
About flax-golden tales. Photo by Carey Farrell. Text by Erin Morgenstern.