by Ann Doro
If I drink the blood of a warrior
will it make me brave?
If I eat the heart of a tiger
can I cadge its courage?
If I sleep on a bed of roses
will I wear their perfune?
Or will lance, claw and thorn
tear to shreds
the self I never was?
Curiosity has taken Ann Doro from being a flight attendant to movie extra, to TV emcee, to elementary school teacher, to creative writing teacher, to ticket agent. She knows Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin.

© 2009, Ann Doro