The Hunt

by Kelly Phillips

Ears pushed back against her head,
she stood there, perfectly still, waiting.
Nothing moved but the relentless twitch
   of her long gray tail.

With a sudden burst of speed,
muscles uncoil, and claws unfurl
as her prey tarries within her reach.

Afterward, she quietly purrs
as she contentedly cleans
her soft thick fur, triumphant again.


Kelly is a poet who loves cats.

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The Hunt ©1999 by Kelly Phillips.

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