Welcome to week 2 of the Haibun Thinking Challenge.
This week there are two prompts: This is my second go at this one:
Gathering her brows like gathering storm, Nursing her wrath to keep it warm
The Enchanted Queen Awesome Ruler of the World
Surveyed her kingdom.
All was not right.
Her subjects were revolting in more ways than one.
He Who Wrote to be Noticed was not reporting back
On the fate of Australia as its currency
Had begun to dip since he came to power.
The feathered one was having an identity crisis
What was once a goose was now not a gander but a mallard
Go figure she thought?
The pachyderm had put his foot in it once too often
Was in need of a serious therapy, or worse.
Tommy she was sure had gone walkabout
As he wandered in and out of things.
And her own state of being was severely compromised
So snowed under she was unable to move.
Maybe she thought my kingdom is need of some niceness
And so she thereby decreed
That as of today she would become
Enchanted Queen Awesome and Benevolent Ruler of the World.
To begin everyone’s haibun would be perfect
She would see that everyone would gush
Not only over hers but everyone elses.
There would be happiness in the kingdom
And death to those who disagreed.
Writing to be Noticed adjusted the Australian dollar
The feathered one polished his ID badge
Tommy tried to stand taller
The pachyderm cringed.
The Enchanted Queen Awesome and Benevolent Ruler of the World, her hand on the trap door spring,
Smiled benevolently on all.
kingdom in array
subjects out of all control