She arched her back,
stretching from a luxurious nap.
Smiling, she recalled her dream
of silken sheets and warm milk.
Abruptly, the hair stood at the base of her neck,
suddenly aware of eyes piercing through her.
A shriek scampered up a tree
and burst into hundreds of streaming sparrows,
as the coyote clamped his teeth over the cat’s soft belly.
*Poor cat for obvious reasons, but woe for the coyote whose home is rapidly shrinking.