CORRIDA DE TOROS ~ BOJANA STOJCIC

An adrenaline-seeking town dressed in red and white
runs down the cobblestone streets like a hungry river

in the fierce heat of the Mediterranean sun
enraged bulls show no mercy

to those who slip and fall
who slip and fall

a ruthless wolf pack in San Fermin
with days passing between feedings

locates, singles out
and stalks

its prey from a distance
staying out of sight until it’s ready to attack

not a deer, not a moose
not a bison, not an elk

but a beaver, feeble and sightless,
breathing the air of placid sufficiency

opportunistic feeders, unable to retain saliva
within their mouths, circle and test before

bringing the victim to the ground
the conquest of paradise

the animal does not die of blood loss or shock
but of shame


 

* You can read more of Bojana’s work at Blogging with Bojana

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37 thoughts on “CORRIDA DE TOROS ~ BOJANA STOJCIC

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  2. B, your fierce voice against injustice rings as strongly as ever with this piece, but the rhythm feels new, less rapid fire than some of your other work. The repetition of the words, “who slip and fall” gives pause and slows the pace of the piece perfectly. Amazing work, Gorgeous Lady!!!!!

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