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Vehicular Homicide

There is no shame in nakedness of self
Discarded were the clothes of woodland creatures
Who would have worn them off eventually

Stand before me,
There upon that black shelf
The one that extends forever in directions of the sun

Up and down this opening
Lay the bodies of my heritage
Killed by “zippets”
All my toes, I counted them, they had not a chance

The binding season crazed their thought
Jezzi was wooing BeBe, and he chased her 
To what would have been their nest
Had he made it cross

Watch how it glistens like water beads on a strom 
I almost darted over it
Had it not been for my le-bov-ed, ashee
I would be “can’t fly food”

What more can this harm do?
All their overfeathers, torn thin.
Apart went they, under this foul wind and instance

Better for you I am wise
Observing the forest floor as a watch-maiden
The smallest, tiniest, utterance I officiate

Like cries on the black shelf
Oft they wazzle me eyes burst
Panning the crunchy for a victim 
Only to trail the splitten voice twice seen  

It is safer here, on the crunchy sound 
Where the zippets don’t fly
We can soar with appetites for tomorrow 
Beneath the close of our eyes

1. Worst fear- speed (anything higher than 70 mph)
2. Being road kill
3. Owl
Entered in to Matt Caliri’s “Funnest-Hardest Poem Ever

Copyright © Sandra Hudson

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  1. Date: 6/14/2009 4:43:00 PM
    Sandra, I'm impressed. Congratulations on your well deserve placement in Matt Caliri’s “Funnest-Hardest Poem Ever. Lovingly, Dane

  1. Date: 6/12/2009 8:26:00 AM
    Brillant writing here, Sandra and a reminder to Slow Down ... smile ... Congratulations on your win in Matt's contest !!

  1. Date: 6/10/2009 5:33:00 PM
    Congrats to you on your well deserved win in Matt's contest! Love, Shar

  1. Date: 6/5/2009 12:38:00 PM
    Another display of genius ... another good write.

  1. Date: 6/2/2009 6:27:00 PM
    wow @.@ that was interesting, thanks a lot for sharing; I hope you don't get to experience speed so frequently; I wonder, is fear rational? I mean, in a way of being analyzed, thought, rationalized; is there a brain reason for fear or is it just emotion?@.@ thanks for the experience, watch out C=

  1. Date: 5/10/2009 12:02:00 PM
    Congratulations and good luck in the contest. God bless you. Ernilando

  1. Date: 5/8/2009 7:19:00 PM
    Sandra, if this isn't the "Funnest-Hardest Poem Ever," then I don't know what is. Yes, there is humor as well as beauty "Observing the forst floor as a watch-maiden." But the message packs a punch! I'm afraid of high speeds on interstates, so I can really relate to the fear of being "road kill." I'm sending you mail. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 5/7/2009 7:05:00 PM
    OK! Reading your poem, I finally understood this contest! Very imaginative and well penned, Sandra. I really like it! Best wishes. Ruben.

  1. Date: 5/7/2009 7:05:00 PM
    You got mail!!!

  1. Date: 5/5/2009 6:01:00 PM
    I agree with Sharon.....wowie...this is may be the hardest poem contest ever...but you went above and beyond excellent!! Great job, Sandra!!

  1. Date: 5/5/2009 5:06:00 PM
    What??? How do you do that? Ok, at first, I didn't even realize there was this contest (been off the site for a bit) but wow! You are brilliant, creative, awesome!!! This is truly amazing, and even though I was taken by surprise, I am never surprised by your talent! Going to read this again, because I am simply taken in to another world. What imagination! LOVE it! Love, Shar