The King of the beasts knows
falls far beyond the reach of his dominion.
He gazes up, a humble supplication
more compelling than human prayer.
The Caribbean has been hit by Hurricane Irma, so Michelle, who lives in Antigua, has more urgent matters on her mind than her weekly photo prompt. Antigua has come off comparatively lightly, and is doing all it can to help Barbuda, her sister island, which has been devastated.
The scale of damage wrought by this year’s extreme worldwide weather conditions is unprecedented, and too overwhelming to take in, but my thoughts go out to all those who have been, and are being affected.
I didn’t manage to check out last week’s challenge until this morning, and when I looked at the image, it spoke to me; the lion’s expression seemed so eerily appropriate to both the climactic and political difficulties of this planet.
In addition to linking to picture prompt, I have tagged to Michelle’s more urgent post concerning Antigua and Barbuda. For anyone wishing to make a donation to the Barbuda relief fund, there is an essential link on the post.
©Jane Paterson Basil