Sunday’s Whirligig: Wordle #36
sunny, clumsy, wasp, molecules, whirl, begrudge,
spider, poppy, shouts, crow, alarm, pulling
Sunday Whirl: Wordle #228
unravel, terrain, speak, flight, beg, file,
current, exist, night, already, visible, fringe
Poets United: Poetry Pantry #281
Alarm was raised by the crow and his raucous,
clumsy cawing. Nothing heard, nothing visible.
Perhaps no more than a wasp-like sting of awareness,
pulled from molecules of air on his current morning
flight over familiar terrain.
Spider didn’t end her methodical weaving, but whirled
even faster at its fringe, as if already begrudging sunlight
that might unravel her masterpiece worked through
long dark night. No one spoke, shouted, begged
for mercy, or filed a complaint. There was no time,
as a poppy-red haze covered the land, and in one
swift moment, all that had existed was gone.
Elizabeth Crawford 12/6/15