Today’s word: FLOTILLA
Definition: a fleet of ships, from the Spanish: flota or French: flotte.
Water striders consuming a honey bee.
of water striders
on the pond
demise, part of the food chain
though sadness fills me
© 2015 Jone Rush MacCulloch all rights reserved
Sadness is the word at Mary Lee’s Po-Emotions challenge.
That picture is quite arresting! It’s one thing for there to be predator/prey, but that seems like a ganging up!
My flotilla is here: http://www.maryleehahn.com/2015/04/po-emotion-sadness.html
You captured that image perfectly. love the use of ‘flotilla’ and the existential sadness coupled with the bright sunlight of the picture.
Reading your poem reminded me of how torn I felt when I watched nature documentaries as a kid. Do I cheer for the prey and home they live another day or cheer for the predator who needs to kill to eat and survive?
Flotillas of football players
Charged into our school cafeteria
To provide a walled off sanctuary for me,
Each one verbally confronted packs of classmates
Who physically questioned my proud sexuality?
(c) Charles Waters 2015 all rights reserved.
What a powerful poem. I have been coming back to this all week.