disturbing appetite

palely colored

bulbous abdomenIMG_1337

of barn arachnid

curls like gray sack

drawstrung by eight

delicately jointed

and banded legs

poised on sticky orb

of doorway deathtrap;

four legs hold fly still

for fangs to clamp

down as spider

lingers long over

breakfast of blood


I dislike spiders but my muse lingers on arachnid theme so here’s another one for dVerse poets’ Monday quadrille (44 words) with Linda Lee Lyberg.

nuclear fallout

 

it’s good to create

energy in a marriage

a bit of spark adds

excitement to any

couple’s relationship

but negative energy

will backfire on itself;

wound like   [bam]

agitated boomerang

or spring   [zing]

like wristwatch too

tightly wound, no

longer

synchronized

in time

 

together.

 


Lillian challenges us to write a quadrille (44 words) using both pronunciations/meanings of “wound”.  Join us at dVerse poets pub  🙂

war hero

tactically,
we assumed
she would die young,
like her sister and her son
who lost battles to asthma

but Aunt Jeanette held her
fight to breathe for 81 years
till leukemia attacked.

Her final orders: “You
better go now before
you make me cry!”

 

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De at dVerse poets pub invites us to write quadrilles (44 words) on the theme: GO

writer’s blockhead

 

am i real writer or

perhaps dreamy dabbler?

skilled smithy of words or

unintelligible babbler?

can i complete homework

by end of the week?

my pen, now tongue-tied, can hardly speak!

when i begin online writing class

such baffling questions i myself ask!

 

billiards, anyone?

 

how to sink a

quadrille on “cue”?

first, eat plate of

tangy pork BBQ

at local pub

called “The Cue”

then, chalk up

tip of cue

call a pocket

sight level aim

at cue ball

in pool hall

take center stage

right on cue!


Linking to “quadrille Monday” at dVerse Poets with De.  I already voted but may need diversion from the hotly-contested election today!  Hope to read others’ poetry…

ode to a form

yes, it

requires

some skill

to write a

real quadrille;

musical, like

a trill, a thrill

to take up

your best quill

let creative

juices spill;

count each

word,

you will

keep writing

until the

quota of

cuarenta y cuatro

you fill…

then chill.

 


Chilling at the poets’ pub today, writing quadrilles on the word “spill”.