Slowly pacing an enclosed rail,
her gaze pierces beyond red stars
eyes with burnt ire, a tigress howls
bellowing through jungles afar.
Asia’s pride in theme parks, she deplores
the chains leashing an alluring gait,
while others like her, in silence weeps
on circus grounds, in hunter’s estate.
Sleek beauty wrapped in orange-black
her linings torn as uptown's primed fur,
oh Sumatran lynx, endangered
as man becomes the beast, she prepares
Within nature’s fiery escape
the towering leaps endure what’s wrong,
and moonlight guides bold tigress' maze
unto paths where her spirit belongs.