Lioness – A Short Story -WDYS #115

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I am an ancient lioness before the world was new, hunting and gathering in the shadows of elephants in the Maasai Mara, clawing out a living to keep my children alive.

Living day-to-day in a cobblestone-like land, its bricks baked into an oven by an unrelenting sun that remembers the songs of dinosaurs— I dream. I dream of paradise, an Engedi Mountain warmed by Elysium breezes, as I pant to keep cool. Then, as I awake from midday slumber I see heatwaves growing a mirage of wildflowers blossoming hope.

A hope, I know to be true; that my descendants a thousand years hence will live in comfortable homes with cobble-stone paths no longer scratching out a living; where they shadow-play at hunting and gathering, practicing on a wildflower.

And yet still—an ancient lioness courses through their veins.

****The End****

Written for Sadje’s What do you see # 115 – January 3, 2022

Published by Suzette Benjamin

Positive thinker, inspirational, writer, faith

35 thoughts on “Lioness – A Short Story -WDYS #115

  1. Can you believe
    How this kitty dreamt
    How she dreams

    And here she is
    Espousing a lived
    Relentlessly upwards

    Written by a great biographer
    Who certainly knows her intimacies
    And the intricacies of a
    Kitty’s life endeavor
    From wild to comfortably roar

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