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Alvin G. Ens

Alvin is a retired teacher of high school English. He has published two books of poetry: Musings on the Sermon (2002) and I Am the Poem (2005). Word Guild awarded his I Am the Poem a winner in their 2006 Canadian contest. He has been published in Christian and secular magazines and anthologies. He has edited several books, the latest of which was Poetic Spirits of the Valley (2006), an anthology of Poets Potpourri of Abbotsford.

How to Feed the Lions

Rain drummed above
while below the animals
moaned and bellowed
and me like a caged lion
see-sick of all the animals

Lions roar doom
as Noah explicated doom
as humans filled the earth
with wickedness
to the Lord‚s grief

Will the waters recede
as the midden grows
and how shall we feed two lions
on nuts and grasses
and Guinea fowl eggs

The Lord wills it
but how on this floating altar
shall I feed a table of eight
roaring

Copyright©2006 by Alvin G. Ens