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
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.