Saturday, July 2, 2011

From Peace to Chaos

A tranquil retreat--
on glassy water diamonds shine
birds, katydids, frogs sing
"Gucci" the alligator lurks
"Mr. Turtle" paddles doggy-style.
He finds a target, this angry wasp
and in a split second
lands on fresh, juicy skin
Tears are a waterfall,
peace becomes lost in chaos.

@laurie kolp

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Linda H. said...

Sometimes it happens just like that.

Mary said...

The sting of a wasp CAN be just awful!

Hyde Park Poetry Palace said...

what a transformation,
lovely put.

Reflections said...

Reminds me of my brother when we were kids... insisted he could step on a bee without being stung, then stepped and got stung by another on his way to the one he was talking about.

Anonymous said...

Love the image of a wasp on lush juicy skin :)

Unknown said...

Poor turtle!

Anonymous said...

Oh wow Laurie I love this one, the imagery is so vivid

Jingle said...

lovely reminders of childhood experiences.

what a fitting gem,

Happy Potluck.

Anonymous said...

adorable! loved it!