Cheetahs

Their ears
are what keep them occupied from distracting
themselves, so they pounce on the prey
in the wild of the blazing circle rising
in the east. In the shadows they hide—
waiting, watching, doing whatever they need
to do to catch the wind with its gazelle-
bounding up and down in the long
grass of disguise.

Through the 3rd Eye was supported in its inception by the Grand Rapids Humanities Council and is currently made possible by continued volunteer effort and private support. Copyright 2013.