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Poem: pray it is small

December 15, 2008

its smell informs: dead animal in the
house you follow your nose search possible
lairs no sign no sign no sign only wors
ening stink  in life unknown in death dis
ruptive sending fugitives to your sleep

you deduce it inaccessible: deep
inside walls vents it insinuates its
self into the fabric of your clothes your
being light beeswax candles run the
fountain escape to other locales pray

it is small its carcass soon consumed flies
will plague you next

December 15, 2008 c. Art Predator aka Gwendolyn Alley

For other poems by other bloggers, ride the poetry train or check out Read Write Poem. For more poetry by Art Predator aka Gwendolyn Alley, go to my Poetry page for links.

9 Comments leave one →
  1. December 16, 2008 1:54 am

    That is a powerful, almost classical sounding poem.

  2. December 16, 2008 1:56 pm

    It beautiful raises stink. If you know what I mean.

    mundane meanderings

  3. December 16, 2008 4:37 pm

    Powerful ending. A very haunting piece.

  4. December 16, 2008 9:54 pm

    You described this perfectly! Been there!

  5. December 16, 2008 10:45 pm

    Thank you Paul, Guatami, Cocoyea, and Linda!

    Sorry to hear you’ve had this experience, also, Linda!

  6. December 17, 2008 12:46 am

    I love both rhythm and rhyme.

  7. December 17, 2008 12:53 am

    thanks, Annamari–the rhyme is sneaky isn’t it?

  8. December 17, 2008 3:44 am

    Wonderful poem, many levels, with great flow to the words. Mysterious.

  9. December 17, 2008 11:11 am

    Pray indeed. Not sure I have the patience or the ear of the prayer opener. I rather enjoyed this poem. Can smell the decay.

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