R is for Reckling

last in line

grasp for nourishment

blind clawing

toward an instinctive destination

lonely in the crowd

disregarded particle of the collective identity

leftover afterthought

throwaway scrap

a step

for others

louder

prettier

lustier

the before crowd

to rise from

last in line

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reckling = smallest or weakest of a litter

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For other thoughts on the letter R visit ABC Wednesday: R

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This photo has been edited due to technical difficulties – i.e. it wasn’t very good.

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On a lighter note – a band I like: The Candy Runts

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Author: Jo Bryant

I was born in the land of Banjo Paterson, gum trees, and weather extremes. I am a freelance writer. I live in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, but still like to claim my Australian heritage. I graduated with a Bachelor of Communications in 2008. I am writing my first novel. I love to write poetry, short stories, and also write for the web. And there is nothing that is on a par with a sunny summer's day spent at Waihi Beach.

36 thoughts on “R is for Reckling”

  1. Yes the runts of the litter always get left out…
    I have never heard of the Candy Runts but if
    you say that they are good, then so be it 😉

    Have a wicked one Jo 🙂

    Androgoth XXx

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  2. I’ve always had a soft spot for runts. Something about helping the underdog win or something, I don’t know. Didn’t know this was another word for them. 🙂 Now I can say that I like the runts AND the recklings!

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