08 September 2007

Heat Of The Hunt

blood-rich heat of the
hunt hunches down deep
beneath rank bowells
of bare bones belief

instinct unaware steers in
instance-sensed challenges –
seeks reflex scent of fear
of quarries’ piss-release

sniffs the air – avid eyes peer
in greedy need for flesh
rent and blood spilled by
rending teeth – for howl

and cheer of the kill
where the corpse lies bent
beneath – where evolution
begins and ends – again
© 21 August 2007, I.D. Carswell