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Her smiles

broad but nervous

stealing glances around

then rummage through her purse – checking,

that’s when

a scream from deep inside erupts

despair arrives after –

no sign of it,


Butterfly Cinquain is a nine-line non-rhyming poem using a syllabic form of 2/4/6/8/2/8/6/4/2

Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge # 221 Synonyms Only – Prompt: Searched and Lost

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12 thoughts on “Vanished

      1. The purse came back through the post eventually, but the day in London was spent proving to the bank who I was and getting some money to purchase a train ticket home. So much for the day out – huh!

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