DeathYou are a Mountain Lion. You are walking in your home range thinking of how you might get your next meal. Suddenly you smell something strange; you hear the sound of barking dogs. Five vicious hound dogs suddenly appear out of nowhere, they snarl and snap as they race towards you. You are terrified. There is a tree next to you and you race up as quickly as you can. You make it up to the safety of the branches just in time to avoid the dogs. They gather around the bottom of the tree, they bark and snarl but cannot get at you. You look down at them, your heart is pounding. This is the most terrifying thing that has ever happened to you, but you feel that you are safe in the tree. Then the humans approaches, two of them. They start talking to each other and pointing at you. You can't understand a word that they are saying and you have no idea what they want. After a few minutes one of them picks up a long, narrow, tube like object and points it up at you. You wonder to yourself "are they
PreyTo my prey; I kill you and I eat you.
Depriving you of existence so that I may continue.
Words cannot describe how grateful I am to you.
You are the reason that I exist.
Indeed you are the only reason that I can exist.
When I chase you, you run from me.
If I catch you, you must be terrified.
I cannot conceive what goes through your mind in the seconds before I kill you.
You must think me to be a monster.
I guess that I am, in a way.
You are truly my better in every way.
You make the ultimate sacrifice for me.
I could never hope to be as noble as you.
I cannot thank you enough.
I am always in your debt.
Nature had designed this cruel system.
How I wish it were different.
If our destinies could be intertwined in another way.
A way where we could both live.
Alas, it seems that it cannot be this way.
There are those who may forget; you are more than just your meat.
But I shall not.
You once were someone.
You had a life, and likely plans for that life.
I am sorry that it did not work out.