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I am a big hungry lioness
Lying lazily in a heap
on the hot hot concrete
I don’t move much
I don’t see much
And I don’t feel much
Other than the sun, which beats down upon me with a memory of other suns
I dare not think of it

Each day
they throw
a piece of meat my way
I get up
I eat it
And I lie back down

Once upon a time there was a feeder
he was not afraid of me
or indifferent….to me

he looked directly into my eyes
He even dared to venture close to my body, to observe, to speak
This man spoke to me

I cannot speak his language so I do not answer him
But I cannot tear my eyes from him
I can no longer sit still
I can no longer sit still
I can no longer sit still
I can no longer sit still
So I get up

I pace around my cage
Mumbling lowly growls
I want more of this man
More of his food

I am no longer lazy, or indifferent to time
Each day is intolerable in its length
And, intolerably delicious

My hunger mounts and mounts and mounts
And my grumblings grow louder and louder and louder and louder until I can take it no longer and I do what I have never done before - - ROAR ROAR ROAR ROAR

The next day my feeder is gone.
They replace him with one who does not, “agitate the beast.”


from SPEAK DELUXE, released February 28, 2013
Lead Vocal: Marla Mase
Guitars: Tomás Doncker
Bass: Booker King
Drums: Tobias Ralph
Percussion: Daniel Sadownick



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Marla Mase New York, New York

Marla Mase is a writer/performer from New York City. She writes songs, plays, erotica, blogs, & poems. She is known for her provocative performance style, intelligent lyrics & is regarded as a musical pioneer by her peers. Her songs are a fusion of rock-n-roll, spoken word, funk, punk, and Global Soul. Marla is backed by the Tomás Doncker Band and is signed to True Groove Records. ... more

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