Fraiku: Erethizon dorsatum

Thoughts of you—
like a prickle of porcupines
occupying my mind

(for the LP Prompt Porcupine and thanks to JeanMarie for the collective noun.)

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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23 Responses to Fraiku: Erethizon dorsatum

  1. anitashope says:

    Wow…knowing first hand what it feels like to tangle with a porcupine, I would not want to be in your thought this way. Great work.

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  2. Cassa Bassa says:

    That’s a brilliant take on the prompt 👍👏👏

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  3. JeanMarie says:

    I love this. And I’m always happy to spread new vocabulary. Our next LP event should be called a prickle of poets. Ha!

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  4. Oh, I like this one too! So vivid in your words, and the use of the word “prickles!” Well done!! 🙌

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  5. berniebell1955 says:

    Yikes! That prickles!

    The antidote could be a charm of Goldfinches.

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  6. Stacey C. Johnson says:

    Oh, this is delightful. And now I shall have the phrase “prickle of porcupines” tickling mine.

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  7. berniebell1955 says:

    “I need something dim and quiet like a school of fish.”

    As my Mum used to say….”It wouldn’t do we were all the same.”

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  8. Susi Bocks says:

    Intrusive and persistent thoughts can be so annoying. Good take, Bart!

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