Exhausted from sturdy flight
Treasured in small hands
Day 102/365 – Morgan’s DailyHaikuChallenge. Join in and link back to her blog.
Horror On The Horizon
by Dorna Hainds
Shines on fluttering Peace flag
Waves of trampled skulls
Co-written with Anita Lubesh As It Comes
Casts fine ribbon rainbow lies
Silver shadow rule
Fretful Fiona, frozen in Fuchsia,
Fortuitously fumbles forced
Fiona forward, flipping floppily
Flexing fractured Fuchsia free.
Frost, freezing flaring fireflies
Frolicking festive fairies, frozen.
Fuming fireball flickers
Flycattchers, fireflies fly
Fairies frolic in festive fascination.
Mother walked in meekly.
Her body, malnourished.
skin pallid and damp.
She smells of beer.
Mother is passed out on birthing trolley.
Squabbling nurses push and pull on her swollen belly.
In her arms a swaddled and limp body
A premature consequence.
A lifetime of mental retardation.
She reeks of stale smoke.
Whipser of hopes and dreams
Prayers of love and faith
Hero, my boogeyman slaughtered,
Tomorrow the sun shines,
Infant fingers stretched out