Attempted Escape

Written for: April 2022 PAD - Day 12 - 2-for-Tuesday

"Write a counting poem and/or not counting poem."

She scales the wall, snaring
her prison jumpsuit, sure she can beat their
security.  In for two counts armed robbery, limbs
now tight and muscled from working out on
equipment and weights.  She'll miss trading barbed 
comments with other women, but she'll live.  She poises–a bird on a wire.

(Taken from:  "Seven Woodland Crows" by Gerald Vizenor
 of White Earth Nation).  "snaring their limbs on barbed wire"

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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