The King

King of the Jungle

Unrelenting predator

Masterful stalker

     -Skill to take down the wildest of beasts


Calculated and opportunistic

Take it to the line and kill

Or intimidate and take the carcass?

     -Always thinking of the next conquest


Constant internal and external evaluation

What stamina is available, his scents left behind?

Indicators of his presence, intentional or not?

     -Always surveying the next conquest


The Savannah a plentiful provider to the pragmatic

An open range with varying complexity of prey

Easy to eat for a day but continued hunting required

     -How much sustainment needed?


Pride, the killer of this King

Conqueror of the unconquerable

To him, nothing is out of reach

     -Until he is the opportunistic carcass


(Philadelphia, PA)