Tinker Posted June 7, 2018 Share Posted June 7, 2018 Tom's Alley He crouches on a rusty garbage lid, witness to the alley’s transgressions the shadows, the debris, the stink of stale booze and urine. The tinkle-clank of a glass bottle rolls across the alley-way while he stalks a long tailed rat darting from the basement of an adjacent building. Later he grooms himself licking his feral fur and rubbing his scared face with his paws, wary of approaching angry voices. An escalation of shouts and screams startles him from his perch and he ducks beneath discarded boxes. A grizzled man throws a skinny girl against a wall and stabs her twice. Blood spatters Tom's hide-away. With a yeowl, he skitters from his sanctuary into the silence of the night. ~~Judi Van Gorder Inspired by The Fly Quote ~~ © ~~ Poems by Judi Van Gorder ~~ For permission to use this work you can write to Tinker1111@icloud.com Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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