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The Call

A Haibun

A lizard painted green- gold so out of place on the white tile floor beside the ice-grey lateral file drawer.

One teacher in favor of swinging her over-sized purse to banish him from her sight; this life,

the other, uses two branches of fern as ancient as he, guides the panicked creature to an open door, the femoral artery leaping in her leg when he springs into the green and gone.

Turning back to the students seated there, she reads ‘You may begin your test now.’

The girl with the green hair in the back row smiles on one side of her face.


I climbed the knotted

branch blending into the leaves

scanning for insects.

© Jilly’s 2016

Day 4 of 28 Days of Unreason Prompt

"There is a human wildness held beneath the skin
 that finds all barriers brutishly unbearable" 

~ Harrison


A wild soul writing poetry & fiction while teaching high school literature, all with a camera in tow.

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