No Holds Barred Poetry Writing Challenge: Day 28

Tanka

I heard the voices,
knocked over trash cans. I saw
the blade plunged into
his back. Blood pooled on asphalt
seven minutes until death.

—Nortina

photo cred: Funlava http://www.funlava.com/sunset-pictures/)
photo cred: http://www.funlava.com/sunset-pictures/)

 

My cousin witnessed the tragic murder of his neighbor just outside of his apartment, and because of the snow and ice, it took emergency personnel seven minutes to get there. This poem is for the both of them.

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