The Predator


He paces back and forth,
each step deliberate,
his motives masked behind orange eyes.


His gait is elegant,
yet powerful,
he struts with an air of confidence.


His muscular shoulders sway,
his massive paws appear to hover
just above the concrete floor.


He glares at the passersby
like a predator
ready to pounce on his prey.


But his appearance is deceiving;
his motion is limited
by steel bars. 

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Inspired by: "The Panther" by Rainer Maria Rilke

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