The Hunt and the Thrill This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

June 29, 2009
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It was surgical exactness.
The bent feline tilts its head –
Whites, tans and browns lifted from the grass
As it manages its haunches.
Its spiked teeth gnaw –
Tiny needles of the grisly surgeon –
Bone forcing through
Veins and tissue.
Carefully, it tucks its feet
Drains the blood from her victim’s neck.
It creates a mess in the yard –
Blue and yellow tufts
With dark blood spilling onto the ground.

Its body is tense,
Trembling in keenness of a job well done.
Its brutality is a natural gift –
Claws and jaws are its to use.
It is excited by the chase: the hunt –
It loves the odor it produces.
It likes to watch the flies envelop thetiny corpse –
Black bodies crowding in to lay their eggs
In the warmest of places.
The beast feels a rush when leaving the dead –
Exact slicing –
A small head left to lie across the yard.
She is a killer.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

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Ismeraly T. said...
Jul. 30, 2009 at 2:52 pm
very well done. you definitely stepped out of the box and it came out great
Melinda L. said...
Jul. 16, 2009 at 11:59 pm
i wish i could write poetry as well as you. this was incredible, intense. great job!
Danni_Lynn said...
Jul. 11, 2009 at 3:48 am
Oh wow...
I was reading this and my jaw just dropped and stayed down...Excellent work! This is going into my favorites.
MyChey5 said...
Jul. 5, 2009 at 12:01 am
Wow! i loved it! it showed me women are strong and can do and be what we want. i loved how it showed emotion and strength. This is one of my favs. i honestly wish i could write like this. Keep writing so i can give good comments!!!
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