A rabbit stilled,
Motionless, as if frozen
In the summer grass
Only her nose twitches, flares
The scent of wrongness,
Just a touch upon the air
And she knew
Only flight carried safety
Flight, the right choice to make
But she could stand only statue still
And standing so, the trap sprung
Steel teeth clamping down,
Slicing through skin,
Chewing through chunks of muscle
As she struggled,
Daring not to scream
As screams would bring the predators
This she knew too well.
The trap now biting into bone,
Her struggles stopped.
Her panting calmed.
Her head rested upon the grass.
One eye looked to a cloudless sky.
She prayed for strength to chew