Welcome to Flashback Fridays!
A blog series where I share poems, short stories, and other pieces I wrote a while ago, and am revisiting now! (Check out the masterlist here–and the masterlist of Freewrites, pieces of recent writing, here!)
This month’s Flashback: ‘Vultures’!
I’m not a poet–not in the slightest–but this one comes from a 200-word poetry collection I had to write for a mandatory module in my Creative Writing degree. I wrote this one just after reading Leigh Bardugo’s Crooked Kingdom, and I think it shows. 🙃
An understanding to do no good;
planting and nurturing an ugly seed.
Misdeeds, stampedes, bowing down to greed –
a little trouble in your neighbourhood.
A plan to reap, to recompense;
a carefully congregated coup;
a dupe. Regroup: gather the troops
for a new distribution of expense.
Territorial circles culled;
the parts of the whole
stole with the role of control.
Extortion in full.
Walking targets no more –
profited from the score.