A Lion by Joshua Levy

Benjy prowls the sidewalk of 
St. Catherine Street, ready to pounce.  

Shoppers meander by
unaware of the danger. 

He saw the circus last Sunday
and discovered that he’s a lion.  

It was no fun being a boy.
What fun to be a lion!


Copyright © Joshua Levy.


Joshua Levy is the official 2018 CBC Writer-in-Residence. He is the winner of the 2017 Carte Blanche/CNFC Creative Nonfiction Prize, was longlisted for the 2017 CBC Nonfiction Prize, and won the 2018 SLS Fiction Prize. Joshua is a previous winner of the CBC Quebec Writing Competition. His writing has appeared in the Malahat Review, Maisonneuve, Feathertale Review, Prairie Fire, Event, the Rumpus, the Oxford University Press, and numerous Vehicule Press anthologies. Joshua lives in Montreal and tweets at @JoshAdamLevy.


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