Saturday, February 11, 2017

980 - The Hunter Gatherer

Three Word Wednesday requires participants
to use the three words of the week in a composition.
The words this week are: 

asymmetrical, bare and crave.

The Hunter Gatherer

What do you crave?
I mean, what do you really want?
Keeps you up at night,
Gets you up early in the morning,
Captures and teases your imagination? (1)

What if you stop for a moment,
Strip your desire bare (2)
For a close but critical inspection? 

But the desire to have
And the pleasure of having
Are asymmetric.

You long, lust even, (3)
For as long as you take 
To achieve your kill;
The consummate 
And consuming hunter.

But next day?
A trophy
And a new hunt.

Could you be hunting
The wrong thing?


1.  I hope you are not coveting the neighbour’s wife. 
They can be unreasonably touchy about this.
2.  See 1.
3.  See 1.

© J Cosmo Newbery 2017

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1 comment:

  1. Good job here. Many crave what they think they want.


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