Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Bilked (2015 APR PAD - Day 14)


photo by PSC / 2015

Bilked

I watch them build.
She works so hard
as he keeps watch
for predators.
So much planning
and preparation
in building a nest,
to house eggs
I know will never hatch.
A priori plans exist
to bilk them
of their progeny –
the supreme swindle.
I mourn their losses
before the babes
are even conceived.
Best they never 
know of this 
consummate
betrayal.

PSC/2015


The above poem is written in response to Robert Lee Brewer’s Poetic Asides APRIL PAD (Poem-A-Day) Challenge for Day 14 (an honest and/or dishonest poem):  2015-april-pad-challenge-day-14
 



6 comments:

  1. Supreme swindle indeed! The alliteration here as graceful as swans floating.

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    1. Ahhh, THANKS, Pearl! Graceful is good! :)

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    1. LOL Swans... geese... they're ALL graceful in my book. ;)

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