Day 28, Ekphrastic Challenge, My Poem, The Result

Inspired by AWD, “Politics”

The Result

With alligator smiles
they dazzled, dangling

the promise of freedom
on the tips of their sharp teeth

but the monstrous jaws snapped,
cities, trees, people fell

fertilizing the ground with blood–

no flowers bloomed,
no bird sang at dawn,
only death awakened this spring,

I am once again participating in Paul Brookes’ April Ekphrastic Challenge. Each day, I will post my poem(s) here. You can see the art and read the other responses by going to Paul’s site here.

The artists are Gaynor Kane, John Phandal Law, and Anjum Wasim Dar. Thank you for your wonderful  and inspiring art!

19 thoughts on “Day 28, Ekphrastic Challenge, My Poem, The Result

  1. My thoughts went immediately to Putin and the Ukrainian invasion. Yet, there are alligators everywhere trying to devour with sharp teeth, a malicious image that definitely fits the tone.

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