down the drain

logo-napowrimo

 

young boy abandoned by drunk father

grows up too fast tough in da’hood

cannot refuse “the brothers”

mother feels desperate

now he’s serving life

– s o l i t a r y –

confinement

silent

cell

 

 


“Nonet” of 9 lines, each with descending syllable count, formed unique shape…

elusive quarry

broad heft of wing span

silent predatory flight

shadow of the owl

photo of Great Gray Owl by Alan Belford, lake placed.com

photo of Great Gray Owl by Alan Belford, lakeplacid.com