“like fingerprints”

Written for:  The Twiglets #233 - like fingerprints

child draws
in colorful fingerprints

He proclaimed
his innocence
until his fingerprints
were lifted from
the murder weapon.

like crescent moons
miniature in size
new baby's prints

           Impeccably dressed, breath of mint
              first date, he wanted to win
                the affections of Sue
              Touched her sleeve of blue,
     she withdrew.  Saw black fingerprints from newsprint



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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8 Responses to “like fingerprints”

  1. Nicely done. I especially like the ending.


  2. Misky says:

    I like the limerick – at least he can read!


  3. poetrybydebi says:

    I love “like crescent moons
    miniature in size
    new baby’s prints” That is gorgeous


  4. Jules says:

    Lovely little vignettes. Too bad ‘He’ forgot to wash his hands…
    Reminds me of that odd commercial where the guy’s t-shirt collar is wonky. One would think to look in the mirror first – especially for a first date! ;D


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