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.