A Feline Nightmare

By Lance Inkwell


Tonight—as I sleep,

I see death above in leopard filled trees,

Blood on the jaws of lions in feast,

A nightmare black with panther eyes,

And man-eating tigers closing in on all sides.

Just as they pounce—ready to eat,

At the foot of my bed I wake to see,

The housecat is hunting;

Its prey—my feet.