They were written into the lives of ancients, written into the oldest stories, carved into cave & temple, alike. These beasts terrorized and defended -- sometimes both at the same time. Towering stacks of hours were lost to the beastly crunch of their teeth. Early peoples tried feeding bleating creatures to these intermediate beasts -- these watchable monsters: one's too scary to chase, but too still to run from. But they were as relentless in their non-hunger as they were in inspiring long chains of possibility.
Watchable Monsters [Free Verse]