Animal I Am

“Animal I Am”

Does
he think
me splashy
unusual
or weird
nerdy
and bewitching?

I will 
allure
I will
seduce
I will
hunt
like 
the animal
I am

Did he
think me
contradictive
and headstrong
like a puzzle
he thought
he could
solve?

I will
tantalize
and criticize
until
he takes
this collar
from me

Do you
think me
thought
provoking
hypnotizing
and exhilarating
at the
same time?

I have
listened
to this
silence
for
too long
and could
go mad

He will 
find me
miserable
at times
critical
dry and 
humdrum
even lazy

I have
clawed
scratched
and bit 
my way 
through steel
bars
where he’s
caged me

He may
find me
close to 
death
without 
sustenance
that he 
alone
will replenish

I now
wait 
for 
the man
to free
me

I will 
allure
I will
seduce
I will
hunt
like 
the animal
I am
as soon
as he
opens
my cage
door
I’ll finally
hold prey
in my hands

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