Becoming Cougar

CougarCougar mama,
Coiled patient power,
Lies in low brush
Overlooking the mountain meadow

Cubs are mewing for dinner
Mama waits
Creating prey
In minds eye

Movement!
Thrill springs within
Glimpse of fur
Rabbit!

Take that first step with Cougar
Slow slow slow
Place the foot carefully carefully
So as not to crackle twigs
Take another step
Careful careful
Rabbit is wary.
Wait wait
Another step
Another
Then three
And thee more.
Stay low
Rabbit pricks his ears
Explode through the brush to the meadow
Now is the time
Now now now
Faster
Swerve with rabbit
Lock onto scent and movement
Now now now
Lunge
Grasp
Kill

Two sets of eyes
Shine through brush
Bright with hunger
Knowledge and the
Setting sun

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