Sunday, January 21, 2007

urban snapshots in monochrome : bones

One day on the way to lunch, I saw something on a road-divider that made me lost my appetite, or at least made me swore off meat for a while.

dog bones
image by dsnake1

urban snapshots in monochrome : bones



bleached bones
on a grassy road divider
half done jigsaw of a dog?
the flies and ants have left
the sun and rain
and exhaust fumes
moved in to clean after.

empty eye sockets stared
at headlights of cars.


12.01.07
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13 Comments:

Blogger floots said...

you have made something strangely beautiful out of something tragic
well done dsnake

22 January, 2007 00:46  
Blogger polona said...

you managed to find beauty in demise... i really like this.

22 January, 2007 01:29  
Blogger J. Andrew Lockhart said...

I like this - you see it in a different way

22 January, 2007 13:44  
Blogger Pat Paulk said...

Stark, raw, reality beautifully captured. Well done!!

22 January, 2007 20:38  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

floots,
thank you.
i've seen posters of missing pets at bus stops and i wondered if some of these pets are...

polona,
thanks.
frightening, isn't it? :)

andrew,
thanks!
have you seen the rest of my "monochrome" poems? :)

pat,
thank you!
yes, after i wrote it, the word "stark" did cross my mind.

22 January, 2007 21:21  
Blogger gautami tripathy said...

This is amazing! something good comes out of something so revolting!

23 January, 2007 02:31  
Anonymous Gel said...

Powerful imagery.
Particularly like "half done jigsaw of a dog?" and the last two lines stick with me, haunting me as they should. Nice work.

24 January, 2007 17:10  
Blogger gautami tripathy said...

you have been tagged! Come chk it out!

*running as far as I can*

24 January, 2007 21:52  
Blogger magiceye said...

nature cleaning up after the scavenging....followed by 'empty eye sockets stared at headlights of cars'
- searching for life! beautiful!!

24 January, 2007 22:58  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

hi gautami,
yes, it's revolting. my heart skipped a beat when i nearly stepped on it. :)

and i've been tagged! look out for my post. :)

hi GEL,
thanks for your comments, glad that you like the poem. :)

hi magiceye,
you do see things from a different angle. thanks! :)

25 January, 2007 19:27  
Blogger With Hammer And Tong...The LetterShaper said...

I love this...

29 January, 2007 03:51  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

thank you, lettershaper!
i have a hunch you will like it. :)

29 January, 2007 20:55  
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10 February, 2007 17:42  

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