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Tiger in Waiting



I feel like a precursor predator stalking
A tiger laying waiting for the wildebeest
Instinct and self-preservation
For she carries the riddle
The perfect seed of mankind
The mutation.
Food, fangs and all
Awaiting the punch line.
With her heroic strength and agility
Brilliant repartee, master,
Encyclopedic memory.
I pant.
Manly, full of testosterone
Handsome, athletic,
The second seed.
Ingrained, determined and prolific
I pounce on the bandwagon
Hurrah for adulation, hero worship,
For abstract love, for fornication
Shatter the bands into total freedom
Let me be myself
Like the tiger in waiting.
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Submitted by arthurweil on December 20, 2021

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