Sunday, 10 May 2015

A Poem a Day 2015 (46): Inside

Today I'm posting a little poem I just wrote for JD Mader's 2-minute writing challenge on Friday. It's on his blog, Unemployed Imagination, every Friday if you fancy a go. 


It was the stillness
This quiet
This arch in the noise
Where it lived
Bowed to the living

Crawling in its space
Within the cracks
In the walls
Creeping in between

Here it smelled
The people inside
Living outside the walls
Knowing them
Listening to their tales
The secrets
The things never told

It soaked it all up
Like a sponge
An indifferent thing
Yet it was anything but

It kept these things
Hidden inside
Hugged to the breast
Inhaled into the chest
“My family”
It called them

Where it waited
Patient and undeserving
Breathing inside
The walls
In the home
Of the innocent –
The ones it bewitched
When the time came
In the end.

Copyright Vickie Johnstone

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