Reena’s Exploration Challenge and dVerse Lai form — Blind Shrike

Loggerhead Shrike by Carol Allen Anfinsen Axe’s bleeding edge Raised o’er outstretched necks To strike. Gene-spliced monsters fledge As architects pledge “Safe-like.” Evolution sledged On extinction’s ledge Blind shrike.   A Butcher Bird, or Shrike is a predatory songbird, fearless and bold. It is a ferocious killer that will impale its victims. This lai form…

dVerse — Lai form — Truth or…

dVerse has us writing lai and lai nouveaux form poems for a month.  This is my second lai, which is wordplay for lai=lie. When asked to write lais Inhale, then big sighs — For real? With truth, my heart lies, Its pathway is wise I feel. With poems words rise — Truth or lie, its…