- Vol. 09
- Chapter 11
Image by Omar Musa
Leopards and Midnight Clouds
Not everything is black and white;
all it needs is a little moonlight
to scatter clouds at midnight
and set nuance and colour alight.
A leopard by a forest river,
where wild creatures drink together,
cannot hide its spots forever;
so fish swim keep swimming unaware
of danger, it’s ignored by deer
and monkeys – there’s no menace here –
until the fickle moon breaks cover,
and the hunter’s secret is discovered.