This Kodiak will bite
Beneath the zodiacal light.
A bony brat can fight
But teeth will redden with the night.
A cheetah can defeat
Retreating feet by limb so fleet.
The bleat of fleeing meat
Is pleading, "Leave--please do not eat."
A man can build a lie
Enough to shield his life, deny
The price it takes to try
Applying rule he won't defy.
When oysters lift a spear
The shafted weapon won't revere
How cells wish to appear,
A hole in sternum will be clear.