I beheaded a word
in trying to modify it for the better:
A sudden detachment of a letter-limb.
A good intention ending in
The ‘v’, shocked,
severed with the presence of a ‘p’,
a bilabial blade,
stares at the rest of its mutated corpse: ‘iolence’.
Ticking like a death knell,
the cursor hovers over
the consonantal carnage:
The sentence grieves.