Great imagery in this poem. I can clearly see the inspiration from Hannibal – it’s all about the visual, and making something gruesome and horrible look like art.
I suppose this piece deserves a disclaimer.
Euphemism is a deliberate attempt at understating or gently putting a harsh or unpleasant idea. It’s antonym would be dysphemism or cacophemism, which is a calculated use of disparaging or offensive phrases to represent a largely inoffensive idea. The following poem is not as much about murder as it is about absorbing inspiration from an observation.
Also, it’s a result of binge watching Hannibal.
I prod your neck with my thumb
And search intently for the throb
Of your nervous pulse
To stopper it, once and for all.
I trace your shivering silhouette
With the edge of my knife
Slashing softly through a trail
Of excited goosebumps.
Almost lovingly, I brush
The unkempt strands of black silk
Off your face, tucking them gently
Behind your diamond studded ear.
Lazily, I nibble that delicate earlobe
And enjoy the rush of your heartbeat
Against my prodding…
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