Shoulderblades bunched up beneath the black coat
Tail flicking quickly from left side to right,
Long whiskers twitching as narrow eyes gleam--
Hunting cat creeps low in shadows of night.
Under the stove now, a beady eye blinks!
A pink nose twitches to sniff out the air,
Tiny paws pat as the mouse makes his run--
Eager to roam, of danger unaware.
And now a shadow descends upon him!
Lightning claws flash, the last sight for his eyes,
The cat's teeth sink deep in velvet-gray fur--
And now she trots off to show off her prize.