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Prey Tell

The feeble rays of fading light 
Through canopy are banned from sight. 
And they that slither, crawl and prowl 
Emerge from lairs with hungry jowl. 

Your sweaty stench and liquid heat 
Conspire to your stealth defeat. 
Relentlessly your life they stalk 
No matter where you climb or walk. 

From "lower species," earn respect 
By flaunting your vast intellect? 
But to nocturnals, you are just 
The latest meal for which they lust. 

Rejoice in passage of the day? 
How foolish when you are the prey!