November 22, 2010

Longstanding Short Story

PAD Challenge, Prompt #22: write a poem that takes a stand

He stood no more
than two feet tall,
this curious bystander
who stood all alone,
this grandstander who
played chicken with
the traffic and failed
to understand the
difficulties of trying
to cross to the other
side of the street.

Poor little chicken.

1 comment:

  1. Nice. I like how the last line stands all alone, like the poor chicken had. He must have come from a long line of short chickens.