The Pulaski Girl – a haiku sequence

I did a haiku the other day about Ronette walking over the bridge. I wanted to develop it a bit as her character doesn’t get much attention despite the trauma she endures.

So, here’s what I came up with.

You can see the video version here

The Pulaski Girl

Battered and broken

Left to wander in darkness

Twine around your wrists


Deep impressions made

Lines cut of encircling pain

Angry purple scars


Beneath your torn clothes

A shivering frame walks on

Dried blood clings and pulls


You’re not the prom queen

You’ve no worthy sacrifice

Nor a martyrdom


Just cast to one side

On feet cut by forest floor

To find a way home


He didn’t want you

You’re just along for the ride

A sick afterthought


What it is to be

Swept up in catastrophe

And then abandoned


Once you were new girl

Now a monster used you up

Only sleep will heal


But scars will live on

Ones outside and those within

That senses bring forth


Because you’re alive

The town won’t know your name

You’re not their Laura


Another victim

Not worth even a first name

Just the Pulaski girl


Float in the abyss

our American woman

Wait for an ending

I hope you liked it. It’s a little unfair as I think it’s only Albert who refers to her as the Pulaski girl. She does get attention from people. It just seems to me that she is overshadowed by the general outpouring over Laura’s murder. I wonder how Ronette’s story went, and how she wound up in that other place in The Return

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And, if you want to see more of my Twin Peaks poetry, you can click the links below.

Lady of the Blue Rose – a poem

Just a Photograph – a haiku sequence

Mike’s Story – a haiku sequence

Are you still seeing this…? Some limericks

Shelly’s Tale – a poem

Life’s Intersection – a poem

A Ditty for Donna

The Story of BOB – a sonnet

Palindrome for Dark Woods – a poem

The Battle of the Bob Bubble – a poem

Cinquains for Lucy, Audrey, Candie and others

The Lodge Palindrome – a poem

Two Coopers – Two Sonnets

A Sonnet for Laura Palmer

Cheers,

Richard

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