In the absence of my leopard-self, I return to typing up notes from my sketch book:-
On the third of September
from up in my tree
I spied on a woman in a blue jacket reading my sign.
“Hello!” I called, as leopards are wont to do, in these parts.
She looked up,
spotted me through the leaves
and apologised to me several times.
I didn’t know what for.
So I took a photo of her.
Later, I treated it with a watercolour filter in Photoshop
to conceal her identity –
and then another one called ‘Paint Daubs’ –
because I felt as if I wanted to protect her.
Not that I know much about filters in Photoshop.
Nor protecting people, for that matter.
Being a leopard, and all.