Profile of a Serial Killer

She gets her kix
……..(turns trix)
down on Route 66;
off the low-lying fruit,
loops her fingers through
their hair
and stares into their
……(life flashes before)
eyes before surprising
them with the flash
of her 38 special
(k, Cap’n)
har(d) vest

Total calm.
(Cheerio, old chap.)

Lowers her arms.
Saves their teeth
as lucky


A second offering for today’s dVerse Poetics. Watch out. Prompt is addicting. 



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18 Responses to Profile of a Serial Killer

  1. lillian says:

    yeeeeow!!!! Saves their teeth as lucky charms….eeeeow! Now that’s a serial killer saving trophies. Yep – dark side….but so well done! AND…..the pun on Serial (cereal) Killer is too too clever! LOVE IT!

  2. Jo Aylard says:

    Whoa….what a fantastically creepy piece of writing!

  3. The playful rhythm of the words, you can almost here the serpentine road follow beneath whir of tires … a choice poem and such a delicious way to invoke otherwise unspeakable things we humans can and will do to each other …!!!

    • Oops, of course “here” is what I “hear” … but fingers are not what they used to be … nor is the brain apparently … again, you’ve gifted us … : ^ )

  4. qbit says:

    Whahaha! Cereal Killer!

  5. Frank Hubeny says:

    Nice ending with saving their teeth.

  6. Nan Mykel says:

    You must have enjoyed writing this as much as I enjoyed reading it. So clever! And funny!

  7. rothpoetry says:

    Wow! I would sure hate to end up running into her! Kix of a different sort!

  8. Raivenne says:

    Well dang, that escalated! So cleverly done, had to read it a couple of times.

  9. lifelessons says:

    Yikes. Sinister, Clever and shudder-worthy.

  10. kim881 says:

    Brilliant, De!

  11. Oh, very cool and clever. I love that ending. Your word (p)laying skills are out in force with this one. Very witty.

  12. A posting on “Lucky Charms” just popped up below your posting. Do people seriously eat that for breakfast??? Really???? I don’t want to get all judgy-judgy about people’s food choices, but really????????????

  13. Ouch… those lucky charms… i think they might come to bite her as evidence.

  14. lynn__ says:

    I hinted at a cereal killer…you blew the prompt away!

  15. Shawna says:

    You’re kind of a genius, you know.

  16. awesome work done ✅

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