The jaguar hid under the shrubs
waiting for the moment to attack.
His prey a macaque monkey
His prey a macaque monkey holding her infant on her hands
she was exiled from her tribe.
I aimed with my camera.
It was the perfect moment.
Brutal and raw define the wildlife
It was the perfect
environment, time, angle, and weather
and in the spotlight, they were waiting for the call
Suddenly everything became dark.
The sky grew gloom and the rainforest
All the animals became aware of their
All the animals became aware of their impending doom
Songbirds, chimps, owls, and deers
Songbirds, chimps, owls, and deers growls, screams, squeak, and even creaks
announced to everyone
Death is coming
My ears felt the thunder
and the sky ripping itself
an ocean coming from the sky, to wash all these lands
the first drops lift all the dirt
and in the air, it created a mist
all I could see was grey
I remembered the cave
I looked at the mother, who was barely holding
with her shoulders protecting her child,
somehow she understood
And began to follow me.
On our path, all the animals
were screaming and running
the birds were not able to fly,
and some trees were set on flames
I run, but the earth turned to mud
and some rocks my body hit
even the small trees were falling down.
Insects, rodents, and reptiles were drowning.
Finally, we got to the cave
and I saw something I will never forget
monkeys, tapirs, birds, rats, insects, boars
and even some snakes
they all were trembling in the cold
they all were trembling in the cold together and close
then the jaguar came
Holding her cub with all her strength
the cave protected us
for one day until the rain stopped
Then the sunset on the horizon appeared
The trees fell, but some endure
the landscape was changed
The air filled with death
all the animals came along
Some were looking for their old homes
This is the wildlife brutal and raw...
I questioned those words, while I went to my home