gas-light flickered in the breeze one night;
dark shadow shifts silently – waiting;
one glimpse of him would be your last sight –
predator – the hunter – is feeding.
poverty-stricken streets provide life –
the loss of a few would not be missed;
this time of hunger, hardship and strife –
reports of missing would be dismissed.
he waits in the shadows for a stray;
out on their own in the darkness;
dispatch them without any delay –
bloodless and no pain and no witness.
is immortal – he is instant death;
you notice him run for all your worth.