November Poem-a-Day: Day 9

Prompt: For today’s prompt, look to the news and write about something recently reported. It doesn’t have to be something today, but something in the past week or month would be ideal. There’s always good and bad things happening in the world, and poetry is a powerful way to document events.


Current Events

Ebola is the new black
Plaguing the untouched
Through the airwaves of fear
Brought to you by Nestle

Unplugged, we left town
Passing a dog-walking woman
Hiding behind a blue surgical mask
With eyes too wide to see blue skies

Later next to puffed-up birds
We found sharks’ teeth and peace
In the patterns of shells left behind
By current events

~ Liesl Dineen 2014

What do you think?

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