Monday, December 4, 2017

Erotica Horribilis

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Erotica Horribilis 

“I just wanted to test myself, to see if I could
overcome the dire situation I was headed toward.”
--Timothy Treadwell

Though he 
was in shock,
he could clearly
hear the terrible
crunch as
bear 141,
a rogue grizzly,
bit his left leg off
at the knee.

It happened
in slow motion--

after thirteen summers
in Alaska,
he was being
devoured alive.



Glenn Buttkus

Posted over at dVerse Poets Pub Q44


De Jackson said...

Oh, Glenn.
"Death had teeth" is brilliant. The pacing of this is just perfect.


This is brilliant --- what you did with the title, the bear metaphor. I am bowing to your brain right now.

brudberg said...

Ouch... yes I heard that story. I can not even imagine the sense in being eaten alive. Teeth definitely brings death.

Vivian Zems said...

I should have made dentures for this grizzly. .... the ending would have been different. More's the pity!😉

Frank Hubeny said...

A good reason to avoid bears or take precautions.

X said...

I can think of few deaths that would be worse than being slowly eaten alive.

Mess with the grizzly and you will def get the teeth.

Grace said...

Yikes, that is some deadly and grissly ending ~

Misky said...

Good grief almighty!

hyperCRYPTICal said...

Until I read Bjorn's comment, I did not realise your words were of a actual event.
Further reading has led my blood to run cold. What a terrible death.

Pat R said...

Love, love your take on this prompt. So well done.