suddenly sprout sharp edges-
Endeavoring movement, multi-direction,
a slash through skin and muscle.
Legs self-mobilize and tread hallway,
automated to a task foreordained-
blood-splatter garnishing virgin surfaces
of serrated trek, en route to the goal.
Left arm hanging by greasy gristle,
right sliced through, still operative-
path a shuffling of pain yet persevere-
legs a series of lacerations-
almost reach the end intact-
the Achilles goes, and body falters,
tumbles with right hand on door handle
smudging it with a vulgar stain
that reads: never may thee enter.