Murder at Local Resort

Written for: Poetic Asides #276

Write a news poem inspired from any part of the news.

Famous local beach resort, bustling
in the final month of summer,
filled with regulars, tourists,
and families with small children.

Hotel room door is opened.
Blood on walls and bed.
Older child tenuously clings
to life; younger child is dead.

Whose horror scene is this?
Mother is missing, main suspect.
She is quickly apprehended,
with no expression on her face.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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