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Sadistic hunt

 

October 22, 2006
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it is a sadistic hunt

to search, with such heart

such intensity

for one bird

the one with the wings

different

and the song

she sings only for herself

the wildest one

untamed

but after practice i hear it is easier and easier to spot

the ones not yet broken

and i hear it is nothing short of sheer joy

ecstasy bliss, the best orgasm they have ever had

that moment

because it takes weeks months of planning and thinking and waiting

but one moment

to clip the wings

into torn mutilations of what was different

and just a brief minute

to twist the beak so she not longer sings

--especially for herself

and to tame

break

silence

that which never desired to be tamed

broken

silenced

but they do offer her a cage

an all-surrounding metal fist to keep her in

when their own fists are occupied with other hunts

and i only know all this

because their cages are inside of my own brick version

and in the afternoons i stare into their metal prisons

and plan elaborate escapes

which will remain plans

because there is no place

for a broken silenced bird

than inside the cage her hunter has created.


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