The Wild

Italiano: Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napo...

Italiano: Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, “Gabinetto Segreto” – Statua del dio Pan intento ad accoppiarsi con una capra – Rinvenuta negli scavi archeologici di Ercolano, nel giardino della Villa dei Papiri. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The wild emerges, antlers raised
Ancient eyes excoriate the horizon
Bellowing echoes across crevices
and caverns of funereal thought
Hunger stalks its prey

Carnivorous dreams etched deep
on tattooed, ravaged skin
Wearing the mark of Cain
as a badge of dubious honor
Clawing hands demand offerings
from the very depths

Jaws widen and teeth gleam
against silvered moonlight
while the forest trail tapers
to a point of deathless, fearful
no return; all innocence bled out
like scarlet notations from a cruel author
on a snow-covered woodland floor

(c) Helen Valentina 2013 All Rights Reserved

About helenvalentina

Like most people, I have a number of sides to me. The most interesting one probably emerges through my writing, hence this blog. I love to read, and also to write, and so this is a way to share both.
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6 Responses to The Wild

  1. sknicholls says:

    Scary and all too real. I finished my casting call post. You will have to come check it out.

  2. Wow, the imagery is so alive. Dark, visceral– awesome.
    Loved it.

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