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The Greatest Puppet Show on Earth

Posted in Blog, Poetry, writing with tags , , , , , on July 18, 2019 by dustus

It’s not scaring some crows
Chest bursting hay overstuffed

With corncob pipe gorilla glued to mouth
And wicker stray sun hat shielding
Stone eyes drooping from gravity
Above spineless flaccid neck
Duct-tapped to habit

Fastened to half a severed telephone pole

Bleached to the very straw from sun
Whitewashing chest & wrist hairs
Standing guard to another autumnal harvest
Upright, an endless stolid sentry
Weathered, crop-dusted, surveyed, speculated
Quiet spectacle to fly buzz,
Mosquitoes swirling hover sounds,
–As well as seemingly undetected
Electronic bugs observing the growing rows

and electronic bugs, & electronic bugs

Becoming Bait

Posted in Poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 17, 2019 by dustus

Catfish reeled
Flops gasping on deck
Ship hands watch…
Fish eyes stare….
Captain pierces catch with spear
Tops off chum bucket


Shadorma is a 6 line poem (sestet) of Spanish descent with no set rhyme scheme. The shadorma is a syllabic poem with the following structure: 3/5/3/3/7/5


Prelude to The Haymaker

Posted in Blog, Poetry, writing with tags , , , , , , on July 11, 2019 by dustus

Lightning flash shoves cloudhaiku
Swirling wind scythes foam, sea roars

Thunder booms kick start