Sunday, 23 April 2017

poetry 2017 / 077

For today’s prompt, take the phrase “Last (blank),” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. Possible titles include: “Last Starfighter,” “Last Unicorn,” “Last Day of Summer,” “Last Cookie in the Cookie Jar,” and so on.

Last Carl

Shouting in the street
the neighbour, drunk,
shouting at his daughter.
We go out
offer safety to her
and her mother, her kids.
I stand, impassive, waiting
while DK phones the police.
He can shout if he likes
but if he hits her I'll step in.
He's bigger than me
but I'm not afraid.
His drunk friend comes,
leads him away.
Peaceful street.

Four police cars arrive.

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