Hunt // Exigence

Hunt // Exigence

A Poem by rabbitinasnowstorm

this poem is primarily about the hunter and the hunted. it showcases the addiction of the hunt for both parties involved.


Hunt // Exigence


Like a rabbit in a snowstorm

I could hide for fear of hunters

But darling, I was born for you,

Your scent of lust and bullet dust.


When red ink slides the barrel cold,

cocked, and in the dark’ning haze

the air through which our lyric veins

is etched against your piercing gaze.


My heart batters the roof of my mouth,

I spit it out.

Bloodshot, gunshot, once even slingshot

body and dreams

haze and the world begins to fracture,

I drop down to the wet-crunched paper, bleeding,




I have loved this lonely hunting ground

that blinds, cocoons and holds to hide me.

Gradations of white have tolled, thund’rous,

Furious, and I

have calmly licked my smoking fur.


But wounds heal and my coat slips over

air that ‘tween ink and paper lies

once bloodshot, gunshot, slingshot.


Spotless skin that arms me begs for you to tear it,

And empty sheet that binds me begs for us to burn it.


In a stopgap cell of snowflakes, smoke,

we run to chase the warmth of a living darkness

in this dreamless, endless heaven.


Scarred, I am an addict, true

Unwanting to rid my grounds of you

So I falter, fall to ink-stained hearth

through storms to hear

our hammering hearts.


Oh darling, know the next will be

another day and battle,

Our stopgap cell’s become a home

Of snowflakes, blood and wisps of smoke.

And I will always fight to lose,

bleed profuse, scar, bruise

then heal through gritted pain and ask



Shall we hunt again?


© 2016 rabbitinasnowstorm

Author's Note

what is your feedback on the grammatical play?
i tend not to use too many punctuations- how does that work out?
how does the imagery work out?
does the meaning described in the description come out well, in a while, or not at all?

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Added on February 11, 2016
Last Updated on February 11, 2016
Tags: hunt, poem, exigence, thrill, rabbit, snow, smoke, blood, darling, paper, fur