Pistachio eyes focus on paned glass.
Wind sways tree branches— prey.
Pepper striped paws stretch limbs
as back arches to tail’s end.
Ivory teeth line a cavernous mouth.
Sandpaper tongue emerges
to lick slim whiskers
and a heart-shaped nose.
A paw swipes pyramid ears
as legs curl under the stomach.
Eyes close and form crescent moons,
the prey has passed for now.