There’s a leopard in the pond today
Crouching in the shiny weeds.
Just below the surface waits
To catch the kids who misbehave.
Dont think of skimming slinky stones
Across his shiny patterned back
And never ever try to catch
A ride upon his stripey hide.
Even when the ice is thick
The leopard waits to do his trick
To grab the kids who fool around
Catch them quick and drag them down.
This photo was taken with my original HP digital camera. It weighed a lot and had a 4meg memory chip. No screen at the back to show you what you had got. The pond is in the Petit Sablon in Brussels. I dont think I’ve ever captured a better water pattern, try as I might.