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Sense of Dread

Written for: April 2022 PAD – Day 14 “Write a scary poem.” A sense of dread when I awake, will today be filled once more with crime? Will bombing continue with vengeful hate? I feel like our world is out … Continue reading

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The Silver Thread

Written for: The Sunday Whirl, Wordle #537 Words: sigh, moment, cracking, expansive, shimmering, triumph, filter, quiver, way, reveal Sigh. Thought he was a man of integrity with an expansive heart. Cracks in his foundation revealed what he had hoped to … Continue reading

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Projecting Light

Written for: Sunday Muse #184 Dark streets invite crime in any country. Every era sophisticates weapons. Death is certain instead of wounds. I carry my lantern in late hours. The light pools around my feet, and projects ahead. Keeps me … Continue reading

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Out of Control

Written for: Sunday Whirl, Wordle #516 Words: name, out, conduct, miles, rise, shimmering, close, stories, grin, sin, wind, cream Stories of rising crime stain our country for miles, wind down our hopefulness like a stopped clock. Tick-tock. Who was attacked … Continue reading

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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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