One Poem by Alun Robert

Written in response to this month’s Special Challenge.

In Search Of Purification

Warm Sunday, early April
wandering through cherry tree park
holding hands in bon ami
the world and we sisters with
blossom season in progress
we ingest floral fragrance
delicate through ether
the transience omnipotent.

Suddenly we stop; noses upright.

Pungent stench.
Gut wrenching.
Was not me
nor her
but little sister; she stinks.

We nearly vomit.
Our environs we explore
when under her left foot
mongrel faeces explode as
a living memorial of nature.

Thankfully, nobody around
all distant blossom indulging.
Need to find a hose pipe quick or
… a local hardware store open.


Alun Robert is a prolific creator of lyrical verse. Of late, he has achieved success in poetry competitions and featured in international literary magazines, anthologies and on the web. He particularly enjoys ekphrastic challenges.

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