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Bardic Arts

A False Friend

by
Alison Gray of Owlwood
October 27, 1992 (A.S. XXVII)

Painted tiger:
Purring when I look at you,
But when I turn away I feel your claws.

Scheming alley cat:
Acting the innocent friend
While trying to steal away what is mine.

Hooded rat:
Hiding your true intentions
In a nest of false chivalry.

But I see you.

Like the great horned owl.
And on silent wings
With sharp talons
I strike.


"... written very early in my SCA career, after a betrayal." -- Alison Gray of Owlwood


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