Nearly Threatened

Regret is a
medium-sized
toothed
emotion
and a uniquely specialized predator
that possesses a large “tusk”
from a
protruding
canine
tooth.

The average weight of an adult Regret is 800 to 1,600 kg

Wow.

Big. Regret.

Regrets, like most toothed emotions,
communicate with
“clicks”,
“whistles”,
and “knocks”.

Listen carefully. You can hear them.
Please.
Listen carefully.
And Remember – regrets have teeth.

And tusks.

Regrets are now categorized as
“nearly threatened”.

While they can live up to 50 years,
they are often killed by
suffocation

after being trapped…
under ice.

or by being harvested…
over hundreds of years.

I can’t decide if a
Nearly Threatened Regret
is a good or bad thing…

Regardless,

they are still out there,
so watch out.

I mentioned the teeth…

and the tusk…

Right?

Today’s (optional) prompt is a fun one. Find a factual article about an animal. A Wikipedia article or something from National Geographic would do nicely – just make sure it repeats the name of the animal a lot. Now, go back through the text and replace the name of the animal with something else – it could be something very abstract, like “sadness” or “my heart,” or something more concrete, like “the streetlight outside my window that won’t stop blinking.” You should wind up with some very funny and even touching combinations, which you can then rearrange and edit into a poem.

2 Comments

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s