Hungry love

The painting by Maximilian Pirner used for last fortnight’s Ekphrastic challenge is called either Lovers in Small Boat or The Demon Love, depending on the way you look at it, I suppose. I didn’t send in the only response that came to mind.

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A holy terror he was, they said,

he took her down the river,

when they got in the boat

he ripped out her throat

and nibbled a piece of her liver.