I chased

behind my tail

fast and furious,

round and round;

smoke spiraled,

sparks flew,

the world

cut below

by my

laser feet.


Succeed, I did.

Yes, indeed!


With my

tail in my hands,

and lips shining,

my face lifted

and then dropped

as I fell

into darkness,

the hole

I had

dug beneath…


Scarlet Leaf Review, published 06/15/2016