“Khaleesi Says” by Leah Umansky

“Khaleesi Says”
by Leah Umansky

Game of Thrones

In this story, she is fire-born:
knee-deep in the shuddering world.

In this story, she knows no fear,
for what is fractured is a near-bitten star,
a false-bearing tree,
or a dishonest wind.

In this story, fear is a house gone dry.
Fear is not being a woman.

I’m no ordinary woman, she says.
My dreams come true.

And she says and she is
and I say, yes, give me that.

Leah Umansky, via Poetry Magazine, January ’14.

Be sure to check out some of Leah’s other work … not only is she receiving wide critical acclaim for her poetry, but she too is a Game of Thrones superfan and has written other GoT pieces, many of which can be read at her personal blog. You may also connect with Leah via her website leahumansky.com, at Facebook, or on Twitter @lady_bronte.

Season Five of Game of Thrones begins tonight, April 12, on HBO!

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