Nature’s Laws

In the dark corners of February, the mind wanders to raw and brutal splashes of light…

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Nature’s Laws

Bird pecks at ants upon the ground
It does not hear the silent bound
As in the heat of the midday
Wild cat is pouncing on its prey

Bird’s blood dripping from its jaws
Wild cat kills by nature’s laws

She tears the bird’s neck near in two
Not knowing she is in wolf’s view
And as the cat now turns away
She may herself become the prey

Saliva drips from its jaws
Wolves will live by nature’s laws

The wolf with strength and speed and might
Has come upon an easy fight
The cat, surprised, is caught off guard
Is in a fight deadly and hard

Blood still dripping from its jaws
Trapped cat fights by nature’s laws

Cat wounded in the first attack
Now lacks the power to fight back
Bleeding from its sides, eyes glaring
Hissing, spitting and claws tearing

Blood dripping from its jaws
Wolves must kill by nature’s laws

But as he’s closing in to kill
Wolf howls a scream loud long and shrill
Intent to kill he had not seen
The sun reflecting scales’ sheen

Poison dripping from its jaws
All snakes kill by nature’s laws

Toxins entering straight through a vein
Are taken swift to heart and brain
Wolf’s eyes are now clouding up
He slumps, heart failing, and gives up

Drool now dripping from its jaws
Wolf must die by nature’s laws

The snake rears up, its fangs are wet
Lethal things leak more poison yet
Cat freezes there all the while
Cornered by wolf and now reptile

Poison dripping from its jaws
Snakes may kill by nature’s laws

The cat though still for a long while
Instantly springs in feline style
Its teeth sink in the snake’s flat head
Skull shatters and the thing is dead

Cranial fluids wet its jaws
Wild cat kills by nature’s laws

The cat’s eyes are now clouding up
As its own wounds are welling up
It bleeds upon the arid land
And slumps and dies there in the sand

Drool now dripping from its jaws
Wild cat dies by nature’s laws

Whether it fights or when it flies
It’s Nature’s Law says when it dies
Some days later the four are found
As scattered bones just strewn around

Blood dripping from their jaws
Carrions feed by nature’s laws

Ants are scurrying on the sand
Gathering scraps from off the land
Birds peck at ants upon the ground
Do not hear the near silent sound …

With blood dripping from their jaws
Creatures kill by nature’s laws.

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