Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Kill a Spider

For Day 25 of NaPoWriMo we were prompted to write a poem that begins with a line from another poem, but then go somewhere completely different with it. I chose Kato Shuson's haiku (I found her poem here):

I kill an ant
and realize my three children
have been watching.

Instead of beginning my poem with her line though, I chose to reword it and create my own troiku. You can find more information about the form of troiku here.


Kill a Spider

I kill a spider
and realize my daughter
watched me the whole time

I kill a spider
its small body squashed under
my size-seven shoes

and realize my daughter
later kills a ladybug
no care in the world

watched me the whole time
but does not understand that
it's not coming back