Sarah Potter Writes

Pursued by the Muses of prose and poetry

Buddha Rocks Project: Beetle

Visit for a bounteous source of photographic inspiration by Mr Eric Alder.


Shiny as a polished boot

the small armoured tank scuttles

watched by an eager bird.


A boot shakes the ground

the bird sees its pace

marks the race and swoops

as the boot descends.


Tasting the acid

of a soft belly

she drops the beetle

in time for the boot.


The beetle is detritus

while the size-thirteen black boot

marches on oblivious.


You can learn all about the Buddha Rocks Project at, then perhaps you would like to post on your own blog (or Evelyn’s) a poem or short piece of prose to go with one of Eric Alder’s amazing pictures at

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