The animal inside awakes
Your body quakes
Mouth grows needy
You become a beastly beauty
Ravenously you devour
Full of power
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.
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.