Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Invisible lines along common corridors


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Neighborly dispute over flower pots


It started with
harsh tones

topped
with shouting,

soon there was
gesturing

which turned
threatening,

                         noises set the dogs
                         on the block

barking,
                         a parrot belonging
                         to someone on the second floor
                         began

squawking;


a short scuffle
over getting out
of each other's
face somehow

send the pots
                      crashing

to the floor,  scattering
soil and stalks
of bright yellow sunflowers.

                        That was the last word.

They went back inside 
their apartments

                        one door slammed,
               then the other;

yellow petals break off
shattered by the aftershock.


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2 comments:

Mama Zen said...

This has gorgeous movement! Really like this.

Ravenblack said...

Thank you Mama Zen. :)