Yellow Flowers

~Yellow Flowers~


Her killer

observes the tide pool scene from the high ancient shore

and grins while fossils drip
from the seaside cliff.

A handful of beachcombers

search for small marvels in the sand.

He's the only one who sees her hair

tangled in bull kelp a few yards from shore.


His getaway trail is a mangle

of broken, yellow, flowers.

The tires of his car

spin a few times,

and a thousand golden poppies die.


D. B. Tompsett


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you wrote of golden poppies

you wrote of golden poppies and Poppy2011 of black ones

I hate those movie chase scenes which actually do rip through the flowered fields