Thief in the Valley

Written for:  The Sunday Whirl, Wordle #217

Words:  valley, evict, try, threat, deny, dash, nick, free, flee, trick, scent, subside

Threatened with eviction
from the valley
for nicking an antique
ashtray during Tuesday’s
rally, he denies, lies,
finally sighs. His hopes
for trying to trick
the dealer are dashed.
He must confess; he cannot flee
to freedom. The scent of thief
would stick to his skin
like that of a cornered skunk.
He will abide by the laws
of the valley, and hope
the scandal subsides.

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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4 Responses to Thief in the Valley

  1. Misky says:

    There’s a real feel of urgency when I read this. Nicely done, Sara.


  2. Jae Rose says:

    I love the title – the mystery within of where the valley is…and the scent of a thief – wonderful line…i wonder if he truly is or if he is merely trying to survive


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