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Easy prey Lucy Bridge

Roaming rogue at night
His sleek, coppery fur
Glints under the glare
Of the striking street lights

He stands alert in
The centre of the alley
And cries out to the world

Every year, Poetry on Loan runs a poetry competition for people who live, work or study in the West Midlands. This year's theme was Vision, and the winner of the young people's category was this poem - Easy prey, by Lucy Bridge.

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