“There is a human wildness held beneath the skin.”
– Arts, Jim Harrison
is that what war was for? de-stabling the beast berserk in the killing fields weapons spent like water before such thirst is quenched peace meal treaties entreating rules of disengagement eunuch laws that unify the indebted safe-in-their-beds is that how it was with the wild hirsute hunter? the nitty-gritty Neanderthal bloodied, disruptive fire in the belly of the cave snuffed by congenital gatherers supplanted by planters the animals corralled and cowed before the cull is it only along the course of love we're confirmed to run wild? for a mad-cap while passion's permissive permit the pulse of lust lub-lubbing beneath the skin until the consensual conjugation and the birth of tame?
For Linda’s Poetics prompt “Songs of Unreason” she gives us a choice of Harrison quotes as epigraph to set our poetry ball rolling .
I had not remembered writing to this quote before (or looked at it again till now) but back in 2018 Jilly gave us this same prompt but extended….