Hour 23: Feed


The animal inside awakes

Your body quakes

Mouth grows needy

Fingers greedy


You become a beastly beauty

Deadly cutie

Movements feral

Strip apparel


Ravenously you devour

Full of power


Until sated


About this poem:

Happy as I was with my first attempt, I wanted to try another minute poem. This form quickly became one of my favourites of all those I dipped into over the course of the marathon. No notes for this one; here at the end, I was forced more and more into on-the-spot inspiration. Which is truly the gift of the experience.

Form/Style: Minute
Rhythm/Metre: Free
Rhyme/Scheme: Syllable structure of 8, 4, 4, 4 per stanza, rhyme scheme of AABB CCDD EEFF.
Themes and Tone:
Overtly sexual. Passionate. Carnal and carnivorous. The classic imagery combination of sex and violence; copulation and consumption; passion and predation; power and weakness; control and abandon. It is the transformation that overtakes us when our instincts assume command, the times in which we allow ourselves to be fully animal. 
You are the wolf and I, the full moon.

The End

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