Nameless Beauty (Poem-A-Day 13)

Nameless BeautyFor today’s prompt, write an animal poem. Pick a specific animal or write about your animal spirit. Maybe you’ll get tricky and write about mustangs (meaning the car) or jaguars (meaning the American football team). Maybe you’ll do an acrostic, or even go crazy and write a sestina (crickets).

Nameless Beauty

She was clinging
To my bare arm
Or maybe he
Let’s assume she

I felt her tickling
The hairs at my sleeve
Green as a young leaf
Slender as a twig
Six long legs
An exotic beauty

I dropped her off
At a convenient branch
No need to squish her or him
Just as I would prefer
Not to be squished
Should I ever find myself
Clinging to a whale
Or giant squid

It could happen

About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.
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