"The Predator"

Millbrook Middle School
Dutchess County, NY


Perched in the high branches of a tree,
A predator waits for prey.
Glancing around, here and there,
Something good comes his way

Climbing down from his treetop perch,
The hungry anole looks for his lunch.
He walks a short way and comes to a stop.
He’s found the prey he wants to munch.

Skillfully stalking his way through the reeds,
A small cricket comes into sight.
With great position and perfect timing,
He chomps down with all of his might!

Perched high in a tree,
A predator wonders who his next victim will be.