1. a tree or part of a tree held fast in the bottom of a river, lake, etc., and forming an impediment or danger to navigation.
2. a short, projecting stump, as of a branch broken or cut off.
3. any sharp or rough projection.
4. a jagged hole, tear, pull, or run in a fabric, as caused by catching on a sharp projection.
5. any obstacle or impediment.
6. a stump of a tooth or a projecting tooth; snaggletooth.
–verb (used with object)
7. to run or catch up on a snag.
8. to damage by so doing.
9. to obstruct or impede, as a snag does.
10.to grab; seize.
–verb (used without object)
11.to become entangled with some obstacle or hindrance.
12.to become tangled.
13.(of a boat) to strike a snag.
14.to form a snag.
How many tired ravens
Would it take to pull a snag?
How many broken wings?
How many broken dreams?
Too many nights spent
Worrying about chimeras
Grinding our wheels to a stand still.
Now you are looking away
Searching for another guardian angel:
Someone with un-torn wings,
Someone with un-torn dreams.
I remain standing by the road side
A lethal dust particle lodged in my teeth
Forcing the passing of a smile
Until lips start bleeding,
Feeding on wishes.
I walk into the brook
All the way to the sea
My teeth secure around the snag.
I dare not fly any more.
The waves close
My darkest hour.
haiku 18th October 2017
2 days ago