Seated aboard bus with arms across chest
It suddenly dawned
That Jaguar as worshipped by the ancients
Was an ideal
A visionary fusion of all that is noble in ape
And feline alike.
The unmitigated ferocity and stealthy mobility
Of Totemic biped
Unflinchingly attentive reptile, crafty coyote
Chimeric eclipsed sun
Whose illustrious wingspan brightens emblazoned
Against the moon.
Prowling through mortality with vigilance
Every act dignified
Growling only when necessity dictates
Amidst backdrops espied
Trailing zigzaggurat lightning ricochets off
Edges of mind.
Further Reading: Past Issues of Mythic May