Belly to the floor,
Stealthily, slowly, one step
Two steps, drawing closer evermore.
Her eyes focussed, her ears flat, closer
and closer, silent, steadfast
Soon it will be hers
Her meal at last.
With her next step.
Just one more, two more
A blink of her eyes, a beat of her heart.
A lioness leaps tis the moment she knows,
Will she take him, fell him, capture her Roe?
The deer takes a leap, a turn, he can outrun the cat,
But she has him, holds him with claws, her teeth in his back.
Her cubs will feast for some time that’s for sure,
While the lioness sleeps for a while, maybe more.