King Lionel Shortcomings

Her drought formed taunting dry word crusts in his mouth.
Chewing such tasteless thoughts over stimulated the empty hunger in his gut.
This was not the breakfast of Kings!
Where was his muse?

He called out for his muse for a softening, a mild curry of emotional fragrance to bring a mercurial dance to the canvas.Last night’s intoxication of words were prostrate, sleeping off a hangover of greedily gulping the swell of times and tides and then staggering about spilling his true image .He’d had a rule about margin width and last night he had widened them to share with her who he was without the blindfolds.

Lionel was not one to partake in ramblings like a drunkard fool, riding the wild brumby, his soul knew the taste of quinine.
Days spent in recurring chills and fevers of regret were in the past. He knew the parasite of his bitterness, infectious dark thoughts itching a pox into his happiness.

His muse was the only subject in his court that did not obey his commands.
Waiting for Lionel was not the easiest of tasks.
He didn’t like the gag he felt this morning and she had left his bed without a word.
Lionel was far away from home when she was not near, his morning was in the eclipse of her shadow.

“ I am a sorry forgotten King “ he thought as the outline of her sleeping crept away.

Lionel fumbled for his crown. It still fitted …just. He felt the bite begin to itch again where only she could reach.
He would find his queen when his legs grew longer.

© K S Hardy 2010

King Lionel Shortcomings

Arcadia Tempest

Joined November 2008

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Lionel has found a crown that is fitting in more ways than he would of mused upon …

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