Cruelty

The capitulation to cruelty,
with its sensual, remorseless release,
allows for no choice but the fealty
to a barbaric itch without surcease.

The surrender to a cold, dark impulse,
with its carnal, horrific potential,
wolf lurks in a mind that cannot repulse
cyclic eruptions of nature bestial.

The acquiescence to savagery,
with its forged veneer of moral outrage,
tidal waves empathy with misery
inflicted with blind rage futile to gauge.

This implacable, intractable urge
trails humankind with a volcanic dirge.