To Survive

She may be soft
But she is not
Was never
Your pet
How you underestimate
The size and
Lethal nature of
Her claws
Once used
Long ago
To survive
Recently limited to
Kneading
Now fully extended
Needed once again
To survive
Ready to strike
Should you fail to learn
To apply
The knowledge you have been given
The opportunity offered
To stand beside
Rather than to stand
In the way

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