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…

frozen dreams

Join Chevrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai for an ice cream “troiku” challenge!


 

snow fall in belly
adding lusciousness to feast images
vanilla ice cream

© S.D. Tiwari

 

 

 

 

snow fall in belly
pocket change for tinkling truck
cool summertime treat

adding lusciousness
to fruity pie a la mode
at holiday feast

vanilla ice cream
lactose intolerant now
such sweet memories

 

 

fragile beauty

Tan renga “chained together” at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

 

between dusty cars

an orange butterfly flits

the traffic rumbles                   – Kim Russell

 

 

truck hauls grain down gravel road

cloud of dust covers milkweed

      – lynn

 

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photo by lynn

buffaloed

 

There once was a bison named Buck

who jumped in the back of a truck;

he enjoyed scenic ride

until engine died

now bison and driver are stuck.

 

 


Tweetspeak Poetry prompt to write a buffalo limerick…