Vicious unsheathed, self deliver,

Stilleto, surely, primed for blood,

Unmerciful, the act disturbed,

Barb inveigled without quiver.


Swift, ‘tween slats of ribs, a sliver,

Appointed mark, he missed, perturbed,

Vicious, unsheathed, self deliver

Stilleto, surely primed, for blood.


Rondel, coup de grace, with shiver

Stab penetrated, vented flood,

Erred of endeavour ev’ry word,

Mortal wounds, by mouth, the server

Vicious unsheathed self, deliver,

Stilleto, surely primed for blood.