Her glinting eyes a cold and steely grey
Watched him as if he were helpless prey.
Fear ran rivulets on his furrowed brow
He knew he had to escape the situation somehow.
Then Jack was nimble and Jack was quick
And Jack knew this was his last possible trick .
Like a vision it dawned, with a blinding flash
He yanked the wire in a sudden dash .
A twirl a cut a split a splice ..and it seemed ready.
Though her eyes darted, the expectant smile was steady.
His fumbling fingers tripped over the keys
Shaking and shivering like his jellied knees.
With a hesitant spurt as it spluttered to life
She slid to position like, through butter, a hot knife.
As the ferocious roar turned into a delighted purr
He seemed relieved at the lack of flying fur .
As her exuberant fingers hit the keyboard again
He tiptoed backwards and out of her den.
Out in the open, he sagaciously nodded his head
And a knowing smile on his face then spread.
He urged his bike to a sputtered kick start
And zoomed out of there with a relieved heart.
For he knew ........
Prolonged absence from the net makes people strange
Some go wild or some even dangerously derange !!
Writer's Island Prompt / 02 May 2008 : "FEROCIOUS".