Dysphemism

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.

The Scrawlyst

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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