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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