five fingers

five fingers got him in this mess
a foolish game
no more no lessChild's hands in handcuffs
his buddies scattered
with the breeze
when the cop yelled freeze
°
the witness swore she’d
tell the truth
the truth and nothing but
she had her own agenda
inner demons to rebut
and so she modified the facts
exonerating evan
who changed his ways
and may one day
still make it into heaven
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
© 2016 kStan(ly) Lanning
picture courtesy bing.com/images
created for the Daily prompt – witness
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3 thoughts on “five fingers

  1. Always just enough to paint the picture but leaving enough to keep thinking about long after you’ve finished reading. It’s so interesting how different the journey of a poetry reader is from say, standard prose with a beginning and end. As always I’ve enjoyed that little excursion!

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