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New Face, Same Guy

Written for:  Poets & Storytellers United – Weekly Scribblings 21:  anagrams (posted by Magaly) “Write new poetry or prose using anagrams.” He was on the alert, would have to alter his appearance. They were on to him, no doubt about … Continue reading

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Follow A Parolee?

Written for:  Poetic Asides April 2020 PAD Challenge:  Day 3 Write a “Follow (blank)” poem. Oh come one, parolee taunts his old friend. For once, take a chance, put it in your pocket. Fearful friend scoops up a watch. The … Continue reading

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Lawrence Block

Written for:  Poetic Asides #481 – “Pick any writer, make him/her the title of your poem, and then write your poem.” He knows where the bodies are buried, has a ticket to the boneyard. When the sacred gin mill closes, … Continue reading

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Neighborhood Watch

Written for:  The Sunday Whirl, Wordle #381 Words:  with, key, crime, shrug, away, others, right, last, word, memo, use, frame With use of the right kind of skeleton key, burglary crimes are committed all the time. Don’t shrug it off … Continue reading

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the file

Written for:  Haiku Horizons – “file” slam of finality cold case for years, now solved file closed https://haikuhorizons.wordpress.com/

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“slashes of rain”

Written for:  The Twiglets #67 – “slash of rain” knife sharp sheets of rain slash windows a blurry prism   A slasher roamed the streets at night causing townsfolk to live in fright one day rain poured down lakes formed … Continue reading

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air full of sound

Written for:  The Twiglets #62 – “air full of sound” July 4th at Longwood Gardens, multi-colored fountains dance to classical music filling the air Nightingale filled the summer night air with music. Sirens blasted through the night air. The air … Continue reading

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Forty Years

Written for:  Poetic Asides #417 – Write a complicit poem.  For those who are unsure, complicit is an adjective that basically defines a person who helps commit a crime or some other form of bad activity. Forty years crept by, as … Continue reading

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Murder

Written for:  Poetic Asides November 2017 Chapbook Challenge – Day 10 Write a going somewhere poem.  Where is the poem going?  And who is traveling along? Or what?  And Why? A foul crime has taken place aboard the Orient Express. … Continue reading

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Bare Room

Written for:  The Twiglets #44 – “a bare room” Even a bare room has remnants of scents–a whiff of cologne in the closet, a hint of orange floor polish on empty planks of wood. Even a bare room can jar … Continue reading

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