West Texas Roadside Revival

bleached armadillo
four hands reaching to heaven
prays for forgiveness

18 Responses to West Texas Roadside Revival

  1. Peter says:

    The armadillos I see strewn along our streets never look so peaceful . . . nor complete.

  2. Vincent says:

    Yes, prays for the forgiveness not just of its own killer but all drivers, all roads—in fact Man. very moving words & image

  3. kimtblogger says:

    it looks so forlorn there we don’t get them in Australia but I don’t like seeing road kill. I wonder what an armadillo needs to be forgiven for?!

  4. Excellent image to accompany an exceptional slice of verse.

  5. Sumedh says:

    touchingly sad…

  6. I’m curious as to what came first, Scot: the image or the verse?

  7. Scot says:

    The verse, then found the picture

  8. Scot says:

    this was a lucky one then, must have been the revival.

  9. Scot says:

    thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Scot says:

    Juliet, Sumedh
    it has been through one revision, but it was suppose to inject some humor–hmm , maybe I missed

  11. Scot says:

    Thanks for coming by

  12. Scot says:

    Thanks all for reading and commenting! As in most poetry, it is the reader’s take that makes it successful or not. I appreciate all. ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Scot says:

    thanks for stopping in…it is forlorn and roadkill is not a welcomed sight.

  14. Nochipa says:

    Poor little guy. Your writing is amazing with the photo.


  15. Bob says:

    I think he’s not the one who needs to pray for forgiveness. Beautiful interpretation…

  16. Scot says:

    I wrote the haiku, then found the picture ๐Ÿ™‚

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