Drumming my ears shut
Chest bursting Of fear filled noise
Clouding my nose. Burning dry my mouth closed
Forced to swallow dry
Hot saliva, Drying my well of liquid – I thirst.
Palms sweating and my hands resisting to unclench the
Muted screams inside –
Silenced outside by fear – I blink
Hands unclenching while eye lashes shutter open and close
Toes uncurling me into action –
The next/ Adrenalin punching me further/ Heated by fury/ My feet steaming to align my spine to confront!
Ravaging leopard leaps – I ATTACK COURAGE!