Prompt ~ Animal (noun)
The veneer of humanity soon wears off and man is an animal.
It is occasionally seen in the bedroom and at the dining table but it is in front of the monkey’s enclosure at the zoo that it becomes widely manifested. A decade back I saw visitors frequently offer lighted cigarettes to monkeys and enjoy watching them smoke.
Rarely, the legend of Romulus and Remus is replicated though no Rome is built. Ramu a young boy was found on all fours in the company of wolf cubs back in 1976. He had evidently been raised with them, and had matted hair and claw-like nails. Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity took him under their care and he learned to bathe and dress but not to speak. At night, he would sneak out and raid the chicken coops. The boy died at the age of 10 years.
I died from the mineral kingdom and became a plant;
I died to vegetable nature and became an animal;
I died to animality and became a human being.
Next time I will die to human nature and lift up my head among the angels.
Once again I will leave angelic nature and become that which you cannot imagine.
Words ~ 33
I apologize if this sounds preachy.