Monday, August 18, 2014

Assassin


 
intercepted
between spiny legs

skin bristling at a touch
that offers no creature comfort
 
a mouth penetrates places
it should not go
 
 you'll hear no laughter
at the tickle of a moustache

for I'm paralyzed
m  e  l  t  i  n  g 
from the inside out

until, until
I'm sucked
DEAD
 
 
The cycle of death can be hard to look at but it's all a part of Nature and I find myself fascinated by it.
 

25 comments:

  1. ugh.
    all i could think of was attack...of a sexual predator as i read this...
    ugh.

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    1. When I first saw them together it looked like they were embracing one another until I really saw what was going on.

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  2. First of all..amazing shots! Your words captured the event perfectly.

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  3. yikes, those photos! the eyes don't even look real... they look cartoonish. i guess, you know. life is stranger than fiction and all.

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  4. Gorgeous fotos, best regard from Belgium

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  5. This reminds me of an incident in Annie Dillard's "Pilgrim at Tinker Creek" and what happened to a frog as she watched. It is a picture that will never leave me. You captured the same horror here - very good.

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    1. One of the things I love about living in the country is seeing Nature up close and personal. Perhaps a little too up close and personal for some I'm sure.

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  6. incredible images. steady hand. rapt mind. nailed it. wowowowow.

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    1. Thanks Honey, nature can be pretty freaky yet incredible when seen up close.

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  7. Poignant words and fascinating images that enthrall. Both the poem and the photos keep the eyes and soul glue to them... terrible beauty comes to mind. Terribly sublime...

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  8. O dear, Kathryn. I'd better read up on this!! But then I'm sort of like that when it is full moon and my fangs come out. I even have a mustache to go with my beard.
    It is not so scary and much more sensuous if read without pictures of these creatures. :)
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    1. When I first saw them it looked like they were embracing. I had no idea they would eat their own kind.

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  9. Wow.. these pictures.. I feel you can tell a whole story about those beasts..

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  10. What amazing photography! Is it a case of cannibalism? They look like the same species.
    Great word choice makes your poem really graphic - in an insectivorous way.

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    1. I've only ever seen one before this time so was surprised to see it eating one of its own. Apparently they do that although they are partial to any flying insect.

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  11. Wow too close for my eyes, yikes ~ Yes, death is part of the nature's cycle ~

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  12. I'm with you, these are creepy and fascinating all at once.

    But I have to say, the colors in these photos are gorgeous!

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  13. That's a terrifying set of pictures, Kathryn!

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  14. Yikes. Did you take these photos. Magnificent!

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    1. Yes, I saw these guys on our driveway so got the macro lens out. :)

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