His money deposited, his soul saved…

“Go back in the house.”
That’s all he said, without a backward glance.
A modern-day Faust
I watched him through the blinds.

You know how they talk among themselves.
Just loud enough to pique your interest,
Low enough that all the meaning quells
And leaves you straining at the keyhole.

We stood miserably by the wall.
Knowing only that we didn’t like this,
Wishing that we weren’t so small
And boxing with our shadows.

Title and first lines taken from Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird p. 131, 145, 157, 164

For: http://wedrinkbecausewerepoets.com/2014/04/21/poetry-prompt-7-word-building/

A few useless haiku

Run-away haiku challenge!  Leave a comment below in haiku that starts with the last line of whichever haiku you want.  OR, reply to a comment using the last line of their haiku as your first.  I hope these directions are clear, because any further explanation is useless…

Come, assimilate
If you can’t beat them, join them
Useless to resist

Four cups of sugar
Seem excessive?  Not to me
Use less than I could

Old kettle
All rusty inside:

Broken telephone
One man’s junk is one man’s junk
Just admit it, please

Inspired by the theme at

Loud and Proud

Voice like a freight train
Barreling down a mountain–
Singing sharps all flat.

For: http://haiku-heights.blogspot.com/

It’ll Make Your Face Cringe

When hummus goes bad
(What an evil thing to do)
It becomes grimmus.

For: http://haiku-heights.blogspot.com/

Holy, Holy Holy

Set him in the rock.
Shield him from the full glory—
Let him see Your back.

For: http://haiku-heights.blogspot.com/2013/09/haiku-heights-285-september-heights-day.html

Routine Stop

Time waits for the bus
Like any other mortal,
Though he’s never late.

For: http://haiku-heights.blogspot.com/

Basic Swing

Rock-step, triple step,
Stepstepstep, rock-step, spin out,
Triple-step, rock-step.

For: http://haiku-heights.blogspot.com/

Vanishing Act

Leaving but a note:
Out to lunch.


For: http://haiku-heights.blogspot.com/

Edible Enigmas

Cramming our bodies
With sickening solutions
That clog in our throats

For: http://haiku-heights.blogspot.com/

No Accident

She said it was an accident, but then
She couldn’t bear to let him take the fall;
They told her that she’d never move again.

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