Sky Raft (Poems and Fragments) (Set II)

Humans of sticks and mud


It’s the same every time.

The sick, the weak, the infirm. Unable to reach the higher ground, dragged away by the deinonychus into the forest.

The screams reverberate, suddenly suppressed by a single, sheer snap.


Freight train thunders through the jungle
emerges on the other side


Decoy villages.

The hollow men of sticks and mud, bound by twain inhabit a jungle clearing frozen in time moving from hut to hut, fishing from trout laden streams, nursing hollow children, gibbous bright eyes oblivious to everything surrounding them.

The deinonychus glide over the dust, uninterested.


Nether world magpies
gathered on tenebrous branches
adorned in ancestral guises.
Serrated caws
tear the firmament
tattered patches tumble to the ground
as ivory gleams.


Rainbow feathered crest
rises in a curious crescendo
nostrils flicker
and the head
tilts and angles
the deinonychus looking down on the
babbling, haggard man.

Maw of serrated teeth
nudges, prods, digs
yellow eyes fill with primeval curiosity.

Maw of serrated teeth
caresses the head
and then the neck
and then
a solitary snap rings clear
with an air of pity,
a tinge of caring
but no remorse.


Picture found here:

Run off from the first Sky Raft piece.


About skyraftwanderer

A person who enjoys writing short story things, poetry and other random things that come into my head.
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9 Responses to Sky Raft (Poems and Fragments) (Set II)

  1. deee00 says:

    I really enjoyed reading this, The poem had great flow and is simply a beautiful piece of art.

  2. cottonbombs says:

    Good, strong imagery here.

  3. claudia says:

    what i liked here a lot is the intensity – very nice work skyrafter

  4. Lindy Lee says:

    “a tinge of caring but no remorse” required a moment of reflection for ingestion;
    very good skyraftwanderer…

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