harm’s way

Posted: February 26, 2017 in wary prey

disengaging letting go floating off
distance strategically displaces availability
staying out of range separating myself from harm
a dim figure on the horizon distorted by heat rays
a vague shape an insubstantial form a wisp of desire
sated predators casting sidelong glances at passing gazelles
is it my movement or their need that attracts attention

i am wary prey i know how to blend in
my camouflage is my defense my invisible armor
i know that our existence is mutually dependent
no me only we us and them too
love me or kill me it’s all the same
it’s a Serengeti life death comes with the territory
we’ll see each other again at the watering hole

  1. well timed to the passing of Stanley Bard (1934-2017) one-time Landlord/ Facilitator of The Chelsea in Manhattan NY during its heyday. A truly Metropolitan Serengeti, predatory playground.


  2. stepha says:

    (could also work for the office, the water cooler)


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