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Friday, September 21, 2007

Bird Flu


Hiller buried under down
shivers, shakes and sweats
vexed by sounds
soaring through warm air

swimming in his pool
filter death by feathers
it refused to let him be
no escaping those eyeballs

spying, stalking, haunting
a duck forever watching
anatidaephobia was his






Down from Under, watercolor by Sue

from Wikipedia:Anatidaephobia — fear that somewhere, somehow, a duck is watching you (fictional, from a Gary Larson cartoon published in The Far Side Gallery, 4).

Phobia prompt at Write Stuff

8 comments:

Jo said...

Loved your winged take. Nicely done, as always.

Fenny said...

Nice piece ... strange and humorous ... love the watercolour

Ingrid said...

That was great, pretty and creepy at the same time.

Sue "Sioux" Seibert said...

Great poem...love the painting!!

gautami tripathy said...

haunting...

keith hillman said...

Lovely piece! And what a wonderful new word I've just learned!

I also found an unusual word the other day! It's Canapygean and it's an adjective used to describe someone with perfectly formed buttocks!

See you on Writers Island Tuesday.

Ther said...

i posted my entry before i started reading the others. and i found another duck entry! =) i love the watercolour.

Julia said...

O my this is gorgious !!:)