Lion Afternoon

For Sunday Muse BlogSpot. Shay (Fireblossom) is the creator of today’s prompt.


Lion Afternoon by Jacek Yerka


Lion Afternoon
“I’m a lion. I’m not tough, but I am strong. I’m definitely not a wallflower.” – Cressida Bonas

whima whack, whima whack, whima whack…
the lion sits under the table
calmly watching a frog frolicking
in the fountain
after he did a munch on a ham-sized strawberry.
volcanoes rumble,
tornadoes spin
in the distance but it is all behind him.
The humans have left the scene departing
in fear of upcoming disasters.
The lion and the frog continues on,
while the ham-sized strawberries continue to fall
from the trees.
another frog dances on the lion’s paw,
serene in its safety.

16 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. wyndolynne
    Aug 18, 2019 @ 17:06:10

    Love the way the humans seem to have departed from paradise at the promise of trouble…perhaps they sense something of their own chasing after.


  2. Joey Who?
    Aug 18, 2019 @ 19:11:33

    I love it.


  3. sherry marr
    Aug 18, 2019 @ 20:22:42

    I love the ham-sized strawberries and the frog safe on the lion’s paw.


  4. purplepeninportland
    Aug 18, 2019 @ 20:27:30

    I love the idea of the frog safe on the lion’s paw.


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  6. Magaly Guerrero
    Aug 19, 2019 @ 08:56:09

    I really like the all around serenity. I love that even in the face of disaster, the lion finds calm… and friends to play with.


  7. Carrie V. H.
    Aug 19, 2019 @ 13:35:55

    Yes with the humans gone they can live in peace. Love this Toni!


  8. fireblossom32
    Aug 20, 2019 @ 07:16:23

    I wish. The creatures need sanctuary.

    ps–this was SUPPOSED to be my week, but I forgot and Carrie stepped in with this excellent prompt.


  9. Margaret Elizabeth Bednar
    Aug 21, 2019 @ 20:26:10

    I wish we only had falling strawberries to fear…


  10. kaykuala h
    Aug 22, 2019 @ 19:13:54

    Unlike the fear of their ferocity when humans are gone they can be expected to be at play in peaceful ways with each other.



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