Have you ever seen a leopard prowl slowly through the darkness?
sneak upon its prey in subtle silence
While the moonlight glistens
Yet hides it’s speckled skin
It thrives in comfort
Under the dark black sky
Have you seen the antelope run?
Softly and swiftly to hide from the lurking unknown
Aware of its presence
Yet unsure of where to turn
Keenly the leopard moves, carefully
To ensure its meal.
Low to the ground, its muscles churn
Carrying the weight of its body
And hunger of its soul.
Freely, confidently it dances
Through the night air and
The musical interludes of the surrounding world
Screeches, howls, chirping in the dark
The alarm calls to others in the neighborhood
Unwavering, it hunts
Feeding itself, its lifeblood
Only to wake and repeat it again