I am a zookeeper.
A menagerie of my own making lives beneath my skin.
Years have tamed the mustang,
Transformed her into a brood mare
And finally a workhorse.
I am both cougar and kitten.
I am a chameleon,
And such a jackass.
This soul has known puppy love,
Unleashed the hell hounds,
And learned to let sleeping dogs lie.
A big fish in a little pond,
A paper tiger,
But never a wolf in sheep’s clothing,
I am both lamb gentle and mule stubborn.
A beastly beauty—that’s me.