Ripples from the pebble hitting the water-
disrupting the surface tension
tearing off a mask
Emotion pure and raw is
a rare animal exposed
a roaring lion tearing at the flesh of a fresh carcass
innards spilling out,
the salty, sweet smell of warm death.
A kiss too soon given
bites like an angry serpent;
the venom dissolving the substance
of every muscle into necrotic blackness
heart racing, eyes glazed over-
the world fades into a misty haze
reason is lost and breathing slows
until one last taste of death
leads to the ethereal pleasure of desires fulfilled.
The ripples from the breaking
of the surface tension begin to fade
and I sit there and stare
deep into the water.