into the shadows

 

searching for any witnesses,
he questioned as if suspect:
“where were you?” he probed
“in my room,” a shocked reply
(nowhere near bloodied body)

at least, victim didn’t feel much,
unexpected and instantaneous.
trucker on road never slowed,
could not see in night’s blackness
didn’t notice impact, drove on.

circles under eyes mark grief
remembered as good mother
affectionate; gave warm gifts.
she’d lived life until the ninth
when bad luck found black cat.

how often we commit dark deeds;
does ignorance prove innocence?

 


Linking to dVerse poets. This “mystery” poem fits previous prompt (shades of black) and current prompt (changing perspective). Written in third person about a barn cat found on the road but also thinking of an old acquaintance who was struck by a truck and killed. It’s always sad when animals die but how much more a human being?!

If you’re not entirely comfortable with this poem…neither am I! Leave a comment…

maleficent (II)

she’s maleficent
so magnificent
black cat
huntress proficient
mercy deficient
poor rat
acting diffident
looking innocent
hiss…spat!

 

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photo by lynn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The “Lai” is an old French form with 9-line stanza(s) of 5 syllables/2 syllables in repeated pattern and rhyme scheme: aabaabaab. Prompted by Grace at dVerse Poets

quiet contrast

 

white sky is falling

stars of perfect symmetry

snowflake on black scarf

 

mid-winter settles

temps dive under sun’s cold glare

icicles shiver

 

blue shadows stretch long

diamonds blanket our deep sleep

home fire’s sweet slow burn

 

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photo by lynn

 

color / blind side (the movie)

 
black & white

piano keys strike

dissonance / harmony

depending on whose

muse-ic we choose,

both hands best

fingers caress.

 

moo-ve the blinds

watch the light with

shadows dance / JOY

sway rhythm in room

june bride & groom,

swirl of cream in

a coffee dream.

 

flavor-ful families

diverse by design

see adoption’s option

mix & matchin’ all

shades /// hues

rainbow of one

human race.

photo by lynn

photo by lynn


 
In response to “black & white” prompt at D’verse Poets and in honor of special adoptive families: Bilbys, De Hooghs, De Jongs, Dekkers, Dudens, Gulkers, Jansmas, Koois, Postmas, Ribbens/Horns, Vanden Bergs, Vander Plaats, Wilsons, Wynias, Zomermaands (and others)!

huntress

eye of the panther

marble half-moon luminous

on black night’s soft fur

Half Moon over Drumlish by Fiona Madden (Longford's online community)

Half Moon over Drumlish by Fiona Madden