Topic: A Sleepless Night (Happy Halloween!)
(just in time for All Hallow's Eve.....have fun!)
A Sleepless Night
The day dissolves in deliberate thaw
The twilight turns to dust
Horizon draws an underscore
While moonlight readjusts
Shadows deepen to obscure
The light once cast that is no more
Objects seamlessly transform
Into shapes that won’t turn back till dawn
Imagination runs askew
Tight gripped covers mask from view
The too tall form, reflects in the mirror
You blink your eyes; did it get nearer?
The hump-backed lump there in the arch
Makes your throat sand-filled with arid parch
With a lion’s mane and shark-like teeth
Eight legs below, ten claws on each
And what about that closet door?
Seems too wide opened; was it closed before?
By the window the spirit rises and falls
And beckons more ghosts, as the owl calls
Would love to get up, shake these thoughts of undead
But fear there’s one hiding under your bed!
Will grab at your feet as soon as they touch
A handful of blanket, tighter you clutch
Wind rustles the curtains, as if on cue
Causing hangers to tinkle; cold fingers now blue
You watch as the moonlight gives way to the dawn
And slowly; and surely; the evils transform.
The coat rack reflected, draped with a shawl,
Hat tipped at the top, with boots down below
The fringed baby’s blanket hanging over the chairs
Eyes heavy, you drift; gone are the stuff of nightmares