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The Darksome Poet

What rhymes with blue erasers? Nothing that I know.
Ask the thirty thirsty pencils that live down below.
Perhaps the smallest pencil is longer than you think,
And knows the word you’re looking for, written in red ink.
I believe that snips and scraps, at least not more than three,
Can be used to slit your throat, or make poetry.
I know my tale has ended in a dark and somber way,
But I am a darksome poet, so what more can I say?

Poem © 2019 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Sunday’s Whirligig #215
More Poetry Pantry #481 at Poets United



Does Moses believe
he hears a holy rumbling
among the brambles?
~~ ~~ ~~
Penitent pilgrims
lashing themselves with brambles—
their backs bloom with blood.
~~ ~~ ~~
Is this your tribute
to the high and holy One—
these deadly brambles?

© 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Sensational Haiku Wednesday: “Bramble”
More Three Word Wednesday: “Believe, Penitent, Tribute”