Hate

In one of my classes, my students and I are studying Saki’s short story The Interlopers. It’s a wonderful tale, dark and wise and tragic. Read it if you can. This poem is inspired by said story.

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Hate

The angry dog,
that ivory fang,
that sticky froth,
with crinkled lip
with hackles high,

spit its fear,
heat and stench,
at the butterfly
blessing a breeze
with flutter

and weave,
its tired flight,
a ribbon wrapped
around the verdant stalks,
the silken blooms.

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