Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette
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Poem: "Swift Travelers"

This poem is from the April 2013 torn_world Muse Fusion.  It was inspired by a prompt from wyld_dandelyon.  It also fills the #15 Swift slot in the Rainbowfic Sunlight list.  This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette.  It belongs to the shared world project Torn World.


Swift Travelers

[1511]

Nleimen draws cartoons
in her sketchbook

of insect tourists
at a rail station:

sticklegs at a picnic table,
holding their lunchboxes

nuttery grubs on ladders,
climbing down from oak trees

half-legs hobbling on crutches,
clutching their exemption licenses.

The cartoons are funny,
but the topic is serious:

these swift travelers
cause a lot of trouble.

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