Lost in a Book

I went into a jungle;
Thick and dense, dark.

Last night it was.
What I saw was a lion;
Its rusty beard,
Fierce claws,
Devouring jaws.
Afraid of the monster;
Gargantuan head,
Slow and steady walk–
Towards me.

I heard a voice,
Closed the book,
And went for the door.

_____Muhammad Shahab.


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