Menagerie a Trois aka the ballad of sand, spots and wild horses

Ostrich in the kitchen, cooking tea

Leopard in the living room, drinking beer

Ostrich hears the door and shouts

Leopard shouts too, he is watching sports

Bing bong, the doorbell goes again

Ostrich slams the pan and dries her hands

Leopard belches as she rushes past

Ostrich at the door, sees horse

Horse wants to take her for a ride

Ostrich smiles, some other time

Leopard lifts a nostril, who was that

Ostrich fans herself and flutters

Leopard snorts and pops another can

Ostrich hums and stirs the pan, looks out of the window

Leopard sees the score, yawns and changes channel

Ostrich carries in the plates

Leopard sniffs and chews

Ostrich stretches out her neck, lifts her beak, feels pastures rolling, calling

Leopard asks if there is any cheese

Ostrich in the kitchen, cooking tea

Leopard in the living room, drinking beer

Bing bong, the doorbell goes again

Leopard growls

Ostrich hurries past

Horse is at the door. She has brought some friends.

Kicking up the dust and shaking out their manes.

Ostrich looks at them, looks out along the road ahead

Give me a minute, she says



Cathy Lennon is based in Lancashire in the UK. She writes short fiction, some poetry and generally has something longer on the go that she never talks about. She is on Twitter @clenpen 

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