Panic seizes me like a panther stalks its prey for the kill,
Unbiased to the weakness it seeks in the frailness,
Of the wavering, unstable victim, as it waits, acutely surveying,
Then moving silently, a short rush, a bite to the neck and it's quelled!
Like a dark shadow in an alley, poorly lit with tangs of peril,
My heart's velocity quickens, as the deafening tempo resides,
Like the drum of anguish in my ears, mindful of the monster,
That comes like an unwanted stranger in the dark, sowing senseless fear!