By Stealth

The tigress watches every step.
She bides her time, she works her prep,
Stands statue-still, lest she announce,
The moment when it’s time to pounce.

A High Price

inspired by Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) of 8 March 2021, renovatele. About the royal art restorer:

The king went to see him, implored,
That he’d like his old painting restored,
But his poor renovation,
Caused its disintegration,
So king lopped off his head with his sword.