Feathers of a songbird murdered
Broken promises weathered by ice
Frozen bubbles caught in the snow’s demise
Shattered branches sheared below
Blunt blades of dead autumn grass
Empty acorns buried deep in hunger
Drowsy blood-filled mosquitoes woken by the equinox
Maple leaves turned to mud in decay
Fenders crooked by darkened deceit
Mittens lost and forgotten
Plastic bags wind cast that strangle
Leather boots chewed and ravaged by salt
Submitted as part of “National/Global Poetry Writing Month” (#NaPoWriMo #GloPoWriMo).
Today’s prompt: Today, we’d like to challenge you to write a poem about something mysterious and spooky! Your poem could be about something that is mysterious and spooky in a bad way, or mysterious and spooky in a good way. Or just the everyday, mysterious, spooky quality of being alive.
30 Poems in 30 Days
All text and photography © Dale Schierbeck