“tails like banners”

Written for:  The Twiglets #156 – “tails like banners”

The skunk’s tail swished
like a banner of odor.


Banners hung from
walls of Town Hall
rally, like yellow tails
of New Year’s Eve


fanned out like banners
on green lawns of the estate
peacocks spreading their tails


Once a young man from Winnipeg
carrying a basket of fresh eggs
rang his sweetheart’s bell
Thought she’d think he was swell
but they fell. He left with tail between legs.


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 “tails like banners”

  1. Jules says:

    I think I’ve smelled that skunk.
    Yellow banners reminds me of the song; Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Old Oak Tree… 🙂
    I was at a place once that had free roaming peacocks… and an albino one too!

    Eggs break…tell that young man to try again 🙂


  2. Misky says:

    Peacocks! Such a frightening call they have!


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