Secret Lives

Panel from the manga "Hua Hua You Long" by Xing Bao Ni and Ai Li Ka
Panel from the manga “Hua Hua You Long” by Xing Bao Ni and Ai Li Ka

I suppose I’m still hooked on Leonard Cohen today, because I couldn’t get In My Secret Life out of my mind as I was writing the day seven poem. So here’s the result:

(DAY 7)

Confession

I must confess,
I have a life beyond all this,
an existence you know nothing about.
In a place where the sun never sets,
I am sometimes a tiger and sometimes a river,
licking at wounds, being worshiped
by shapeshifters, graciously accepting
offerings of snake meat and of liquor.
I must confess,
when we are not together
I am a warrior princess picking her lovers
from among the gods.

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