Nearly Threatened

Regret is a
and a uniquely specialized predator
that possesses a large “tusk”
from a

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


Big. Regret.

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

Listen carefully. You can hear them.
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

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…


they are still out there,
so watch out.

I mentioned the teeth…

and the tusk…


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.


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