Yes, I too have an animal inside,
and not too deep either, just beyond my skin,
lurking forever to come out and claw
and bite its way to things dear to itself!
I know, it cannot be a Dog for sure,
for wishes or commands, it does not care,
not even if they were mine. So I feel,
it has to be a Raptor or a Cat,
it has a mind of its own, raw and wild,
too curious about all things on the move.


So, am I a cat because I have one inside?
If I am, let me be a Jaguar, for I stalk
both the ground below and the branches overhead,
or maybe I am an Eagle, soaring and watching from the sky!


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