Random word generator

Today’s words.

I have been writing Badgers, to get iambic pentameter out of my head. The Oracle gave me some relevant ones with this word selection. Reminder, for those who would like to try some, a Badger’s hexastitch is a six line, syllable-based poem, following a 2/4/6/6/4/2 pattern.

Badgers without badgers

I see
cats stalk the field,
conspicuous, white-furred,
yet their prey see only
a deeper shade,
death-winged.

Outside
supermarket
doors, the homeless with their
dogs sit, the begging cup
obstinately
empty.

They have
so much, the rich,
they walk in glitter-clouds,
not urbane or humane,
the word is crass,
vulgar.

The child
with the snotty
nose and dirt-patined skin
cries, but feet hurry past,
eyes always look
away.

Brothers
watch the field’s edge,
dogs, intrigued but wary,
unsure if a wild pig
is friendly prey
or foe.

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

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