“Something’s about to explode”

PAD Challenge 12

I’m quoting today’s prompt:

“For today’s prompt, take the phrase “Something (blank),” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write the poem.”

I’m not sure why this prompt triggered this memory, but I guess the story must be told.It might seem like a tongue-in-cheek poem, but, alas, it’s all too true.

“Something’s about to explode”

He tried to cut through the neighbor’s
unfenced yard to catch his new puppy
that had wiggled free of its leash, but

the man stood against the screen door
with a rifle in his hands.

A boy and his dog.

A man and his gun.

One steaming bulletproof mama with a tongue on fire—


(photo: stock.xchng-numus)



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