do you see her much?

Sometimes
when the night is still,
the narrow, golden closet light calls to her,
prompting her from where she lives
under the bed.

With other shadows,
she lurks from the wall;
long gray finger nails,
black eyes,
and camouflage
ready to scare.

 

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39 thoughts on “do you see her much?

  1. Kir Piccini says:

    Oh that was suspenseful and scary..so well crafted.

    aren’t we all (still) afraid of what is under our beds and in our closets? (Emotionally too)
    nice piece.

  2. Christine says:

    Very nice – I really like how your poem doesn’t just throw an answer to the question at us. It’s a great way to respond to the prompt. Plus, it’s just plain beautifully written. I love “With other shadows, she lurks from the wall.” Great image! Thanks for linking this up.

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