Poetry Day 25 — Bride’s Revenge

rosies saloon

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Today’s prompt is “door swings both ways” and the suggested form is triquain .   Swinging door made me think saloon.  The following is a “triquain chain”.


swinging door

midnight, Rosie’s Saloon

sauntering in, looking for trouble

chorus of chairs screech back, bartender grabs shotgun

even the girls pause to look, then run

pistol drawn, my eyes scan

and see you


you’re seated

in the corner, whiskey

in one hand, her teat in the other,

laughing with your boys, the poker game in full swing

guffaw halted mid-breath, the girl falls

as you jump to your feet

when I aim


both kneecaps

and bulls-eye to gonads

you roll and scream, girl scuttles away

reloading, my eyes scan for signs of steppers-in

seeing none, Betsy is aimed again

Deputy Jones will make

good sheriff


6 Comments Add yours

  1. Dawn D says:

    Very much in tune with the thing I’ve worked on today (the frontier myth…) 🙂
    Well done, one can feel the swiftness of the action in your poem.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. msjadeli says:

    Haven’t seen it yet. Did it start with a swinging door of a saloon??


    1. msjadeli says:

      thanks. I had fun with it.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Wonderfully done, reminiscent of the Bride from Kill Bill!

    Liked by 1 person

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