Buddha Rocks Project: Beetle

Visit buddharocks.deviantart.com 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 fillingahole.wordpress.com, 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 buddharocks.deviantart.com

A haiku about breasts: the minus side of the plus size

He ogled her so…

His eyes fell down her cleavage

to join the lost crumbs.


She fished out the crumbs…

but left his eyes in the dark

unless he promised.


An acknowledgment…

She possessed a brilliant brain

but not in her breasts.


He remained stubborn…

Possessing a second brain

elsewhere than his head.


She hired a baby…

They’re just large mammary glands

do you stare at cows?


His eyes were happy…

He had a mother complex

Oedipus blinded.


She stood in a storm…

Dressed in her under-wired bra

lightning conductor.



Stubbornness off the grid

they fried each other.

(c) sarahcpotter, 2012

Where Zombies Come From

mole in yard of death
nose boring in the dark
blind slayer of worms
in tombstone park

skull-crusher the spook
dull underside of God
hear mole’s heart beneath
mounds of dank sod

moonlit owls sweep-swoop
over living crosses
steeped in rich blood soaking
into sponge moss

(c)  sarahcpotter, 2011

I couldn’t resist joining the Buddha Rocks project, even if my contribution is a little belated. Visit buddharocks.deviantart for a bounteous source of photographic inspiration by Mr Eric Alder. Also check out davefarmersblog for some of his entertaining interpretations of the photos, and, of course,  fillingahole – the originator of the project.