I suppose this piece deserves a disclaimer.
Euphemism is a deliberate attempt at understating or gently putting a harsh or unpleasant idea. It’s antonym would be dysphemism or cacophemism, which is a calculated use of disparaging or offensive phrases to represent a largely inoffensive idea. The following poem is not as much about murder as it is about absorbing inspiration from an observation.
Also, it’s a result of binge watching Hannibal.
I prod your neck with my thumb
And search intently for the throb
Of your nervous pulse
To stopper it, once and for all.
I trace your shivering silhouette
With the edge of my knife
Slashing softly through a trail
Of excited goosebumps.
Almost lovingly, I brush
The unkempt strands of black silk
Off your face, tucking them gently
Behind your diamond studded ear.
Lazily, I nibble that delicate earlobe
And enjoy the rush of your heartbeat
Against my prodding thumb; your gasp
Fogs my senses with unearthly exhilaration.
The irony in my eyes latches on to the magnetic
shock that reverberates through your stifled screams
As I tighten my hold o’er your neck
And o’er the beautiful concept of your existence.
Every stab is an exquisite dedication,
A token of humble appreciation
From a mystified admirer of long.
With my bare hands, I squeeze your life out
Then I catch its raw exuberance in my fists,
And splash it upon a waiting white canvas.
This is my design.