livpalmbos (United States) published:
PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition: 2021
i. "the itsy-bitsy spider went up the water spout / out came the humans and wipes his species out"
bare rocky expanses for miles
no life, no creatures
a dusty chalkboard wiped clean
no itsy-bitsy spiders to be seen
"where did they go?" I ask my mother curiously
maybe they're just hiding
or maybe they're never coming back
ii. "out came the sun and dried up all the rain..."
baked ground, cracked
sucked dry of moisture
polar ice caps
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