Featured: Alley Rat

Ayaz Daryl Nielsen

 

why were you in this
useless empty ditch?
your basement nest was
hidden, warm and safe

your mate lingers these
brief, precious moments
mourning
beside
your broken body

she lay aside her pen
evening darkness in place
a quiet city

 

oinkifiedayaz daryl nielsen, veteran, former hospice nurse, x-roughneck (as on oil rigs) lives in Longmont, Colorado.  Editor of bear creek haiku (26+ years/130+ issues), with hundreds of poems published in anthologies and worldwide, he is online at:  bear creek haiku      poetry, poems and info.