how to speak to lions

An activity hazardous to your health;

unless you choose to speak to the lion in the zoo.

This lion has little to say.

Seek a lone lion – avoid prides; you may be ambushed.

In open savannah bush – they prefer their natural habitat.

Lone lions are difficult find; do your research thoroughly.

Having spotted one; approach lion confidently

keeping level eye contact.

Anything else may suggest fear and

place you instantly onto the food chain.

Be precise and speak the lion’s language.

This differs from jungle to jungle.

Intimidating, patronizing or any preconceptions

result only in one sided conversation.

Choose your questions carefully.

Query only your unasked truths and

finally let the lion speak.

© Cleopatra Chipo Kuuya 2005

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