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Poem: February Seventh


creak
crackle
pop

there are things in the night
hiding; waiting to bite.
watching there out of sight
for when the time is ripe…

slip
slither
hop

into my bed they crawl;
from the ceiling they fall;
evil, grimy and small;
horrific protocol.

fly
flutter
plop

under my skin they creep.
slipping inside my sleep.
finding my darkest deep,
and the secrets I keep.

worm
wriggle
rob

my skin is a shiver;
my mind all a quiver.
inside they have dinner
as deeper they slither.

hurt
hunger
stop!

how? why I am shouting?
my heart madly pounding,
I swear I was drowning!
each night is confounding…

creak
crackle
pop

those night sounds are still there;
goblins under my chair.
three-thirty and I stare
muttering an old prayer.

toss
turning
flop

Morpheus has left me
without a clue or key
black singularity
of my insanity.

I
surrender

drag myself from my bed.
nightmares still in my head
I am the living dead
oozing poems in my tread.

weep
worry
cry

there is nothing inside
the man I was has died
really I did I tried…
No. not really; I lied.

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8 responses

  1. I love this! Seriously…good dude.

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  2. Seasonal isolation makes for great prose, it seems.

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    1. Or just ordinary nightmares and insomnia!

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  3. But it’s a great time for writing. Apart from the wind howling outside. And other strange noises. This is great. And why is it always around the same time. 4 a.m. is mine. :/

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    1. It is like clock-work! I used to fight it. But now that I am old and wise. Well old anyway…
      I no longer fight it. I found it amusing your post of the day has a similar theme! 🙂

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      1. And I’ve just answered your comment on mine! 🙂 A while back it was happening all the time. Less so now. Maybe because I don’t go to bed early in the first place. Night time writing is great though. 🙂

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    1. Thanks so much! Appreciate the comment. This is what I do with my insomnia 🙂

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