fingernail moon
my mother sharpens
her words

7 Responses

  1. snakypoet Says:

    Arresting! :)

  2. Marie Shimane Says:


  3. Irena Iris Szewczyk Says:

    a good one :)

  4. John McManus Says:

    Thank you snaky, Irena and Marie for taking the time to comment on my poem. I'm glad you all got something from it.

  5. Christine Says:

    Great juxtaposition! The final line came as a wonderful surprise.

  6. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    Ah ha – the matriarch has spoken! Good one John :)


  7. Alan Summers Says:

    fingernail moon
    my mother sharpens
    her words


    Certainly a mother has to have, within her armoury, a cache of hard and sharp words to protect her flock. Sometimes alas the mother turns on a member of the flock and that is a time to watch out.

    A darkly fun juxtaposition of fingernails and fingernail moons with words getting sharpened.


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