Sparrow-hawk falls from the sky
precision hunter, yellow eyes staring defiance,
pummels sparrow to extinction.
Domestic cat, disturbed by her internal tiger
leaps from the path with outstretched paws
wondering what is tiger for?
Sparrow-hawk sees only predator with claws
flies off, concedes defeat
returns to a hungry nest.
Overfed cat plays with sparrow, walks away,
tiger stripes blurring in her mind
to shimmering flames of domestic fire.
I realise its a while since I posted a poem and at the minute most of my writing is destined for other places, so here's an old one.....