#NaNoWriMo & #NovPAD Day 22: An Animal Bent

Bent by Maria L. Berg 2021

November PAD Chapbook Challenge

Today’s prompt is to write an animal poem.

Bent Bass
The human animal desires
pleasure in the form of escape
clawing at his own senses
to tear away reality’s pain
bliss found in the kiss of death
permanently polluting neurons
and nerves, then rivers and streams
making addicts of bass and perch
junky fish forgetting to spawn
swim to exhaustion for one more taste
think of the eagle and osprey that dive
their talons into that water to catch
and fly away with meth-addict fish
And let’s not think about the bears
wading in those rivers to feast
What a mess we make of this place
once bountiful now a chemical waste

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Happy Reading and Writing!