Vanishing Stripes

Master cat, giant cat,

Invisible, lethal.

Nothing, then something, then nothing again,

Where are you?


A flash amongst the green,

A glimpse of orange coat.

King of the jungle,

Hidden, or gone?


A sound in the distance,

The crack of a twig.

The suddenness of silence

For now, or ever?


Your home is disappearing,

Cows instead of trees.

What's the point of claws and teeth

If there's nothing left to eat?


Feared by your prey,

Hunted by the humans.

But what's to fear from tooth or claw

When there is us?

The End

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