I have known women

who could be

classified as animals;

tigers, panthers, mama bears.

Fortunately I never dated a snake

and avoided most of the cougars.



There were others who were cat-like,

reflexively, flexibly, stealthy. Fiesty.

Or exotic creatures.


As a younger man, I appreciated the

personification of men and women

as hunters and hunted,

aggressive and voracious.

Domestication of said animals said less

about my maturity than I would think.

Experience now tells me

the only animals I need compare others to

are those that they are; proud, daring

creatures of their own design

  • Mark L. Lucker

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