November 30, 2010

Unattainable

PAD Challenge, Prompt #30: lessons learned or unlearned
Note: It's the last day of our poem-a-day challenge!
Form: shadorma

Poor little
poultry ghost, who now
haunts the street
where he tried
to cross, flapping and clucking
forever condemned

to repeat
his story on that sidewalk,
surrounded
by feet, dazed
by stoplights, traffic, chaos;
forever condemned

to face that
insurmountable
stretch of road,
that phantom
grass, elusive bigger coops.
Poor little chicken.

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