A whole lot of red

I slink through hazel hills draped in dew fall

Groping the wet earth to gain solid grip

A drop of rain, a multi coloured prism block:

Path of light for that luminary they call moon

The musty smell of flesh penetrates my nostrils

Its potency tripping me with vengeance’s thrill

That tatterdemalion sleeps just a few breaths away

I sidle, scraping my stomach along the glass blades

He awakens softly at first, then with hasty alarm

No doubt, sensing my intense eyes peer through the dark

I estimate how fast I can break his presumptuous skull

Someone shouts “leopard” and the rest of the herd run

The pack leader, he stands his ground; moronic human.

His lips turn into a scowl to chant some soulless apothegm

I search his face for remorse, but there’s not even a smidgen

The hatred’s mutual, he won’t get away with killing my cub

When nature speaks through actions, there’s not much left unsaid,

In a flash of gold and black, all that’s left is a whole lot of red.

black, all that’s left is a whole lot of red

Dear Readers,

This has been a response to Wordle #77 by Mind Love Misery’s Menagerie.

Rules were as follows:

Use at least 10 of the words to create a story or poem

The words can appear in an alternate form

Use the words in any order that you like.

1. Grope

2. Hazel

3. Skull

4. Mutual

5. Luminary (A celestial body, as the sun or moon. A person who has attained eminence in his or her field or is an inspiration to others.)

6. Leopard

7. Potency

8. Tatterdemalion (A person in tattered clothing; a shabby person.)

9. Sidle (to move sideways or obliquely.)

10. Prism

11. Apothegm (a short, pithy, instructive saying; a terse remark or aphorism.)

12. Drape

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