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Slender-flanked, jeweled eyes of amber-gold,
She hunts, yet is protected. She is watched.
He senses her movements, her plans.
The bleached, dried grass conceals
Her well, this huntress, swift and lethal
Woman-provider, princess of water-place and acacia.
He knows she must, will, return to rest
In shady dust, under his strong, safe paw.

Both sleep among the sun-warmed rocks
In the shadow of something greater.

(for Russell)

Other poems in the set:   

Aconcagua ] Chomolungma ] Denali ] Elbrus ] [ Kilimanjaro ] Kosciusko ] Vinson ]


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