Tuesday 13 September 2022

Leopard in Balance

Amur leopard knows nothing of borders
or memorandums of understanding
and wouldn't recognise the names Putin or Xi.

She just follows herds of deer
through the mountains
stopping when she gets a chance
in a favourite resting place.

She surveys the world
secure in the spots that blur her
into the background.

She chooses solitude
until her cubs arrive
driving her to hang out at deer farms
where the pickings are easier. 


previously published in Plum Tree Tavern 

1 comment:

Magyar said...

nature feeds nature
above such fears of lost life
one wanders within

__Humans ride their bicycle-brains in loving thought... some times their bicycle crashes. _m