The Stranger

she thought she heard his old truck
drive over the hill and park

certain now because her shy, devil cat
growled, slow and low

she turned the light switch
on and off

snatched her cloth bundle of
bread, strips of bacon, boiled eggs, wild plums

covered in new moon darkness, she handed
the bundle to the stranger, standing in the road

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Another wordle written with The Sunday Whirl.
The words this week are switch, stranger, bread, devil,
on, shy, drive, off, snatches, growl, strips, light.  I used
all of them.


About Sabra Bowers

Poet / Blogger / Writer
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20 Responses to The Stranger

  1. Dan Moorhead says:

    love the term “new moon darkness” says it all.

  2. lynnhesse says:

    I want to know what happens next.

    • Sabra Bowers says:

      Thanks, Lynn. I do like to write a story poem. And I like to leave it open to imagination. Used to think I’d take my story poems and write short stories of them. We shall see.

  3. Mark Spruill says:


    I like this one. A bit mysterious and clandestine.


    • Sabra Bowers says:

      Thanks, Mark. Yes, I agree with your description. It’s always a surprise where the words take me. They take me to a poem I would have never written without them.

  4. hypercryptical says:

    Such a clever use of the words, succinct and perfect.
    I want to know what happens next too!
    Anna :o]

  5. annell4 says:

    Yes!!! A really wonderful condensed write! I enjoyed reading!

  6. vivachange77 says:

    So much interesting description and then a mystery at the end. I like your story poem.

  7. ayala says:

    A little mystery in this. Enjoyed reading it.

  8. colonialist says:

    Intriguing and makes one want to follow that snatch further!

  9. Very mysterious. I can visualize a part two.

  10. woosnews says:

    I love the surprise possibility of kindness here – when I was expecting something threatening.

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