A Sackful of Pearls


“a sackful of pearls –

all that’s left,” the pedlar wipes

beads of sweat


off hands full of shadows

under a crumbling desert arch


This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem #1374 The Levant, another great prompt hosted by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. All of the poems in the link-up can be read here. And, to finish, here’s Roxy Music –