Sharp

I lie in wait

In the dark

Patient, ever patient…

Moonlight singing

In my veins

Stay so quiet, not here, not yet…

A knife in hand

A heavy weight

Be so stealthy silent patient…

The prey approaches

Unaware

Not yet don't strike yet not yet…

Just one more step

And he is ours

Spring coiled tightly now strike now…

We launch upon him

With needle sharp

Jugular hit the veins the neck…

He slides to the ground

Sleep clouding his sight

Goodnight Dark Dreamer goodnight…

All is ready in moments

Clean plastic wrapped tautly

Caught under cellophane so helpless so trapped…

He wakes, laughs nervously,

Begs me for sweet mercy

Raising the knife to strike once again…

He's killed one too many

I can't let him live

When given an inch, the Beast takes a mile…

The scalpel blade draws

A thin, crimson line

A drop a single drop of red…

The knife blade shines eagerly

All painted with blood

The death of an evil the death of a monster…

He lies in pooled red

And struggles no more

One less killer one more slide…

I look at the slide

The beast is content

For now…