A snapshot (a poem)

The September 4th prompt in The Daily Poet: Day-By-Day Prompts For Your Writing Practice, by Kelli Russell Agodon & Martha Silano, is to ‘[w]rite a series of short poems that each present a snapshot description of a larger subject.’ I didn’t get as far as doing a series, but I think I got the snapshot aspect right.

Claws extended
a moment of anger
sharpened glances and a hiss

Claws retracted
peace returns
closed eyes in a sunlit space

(4 September 2014)