Written for: Poetic Asides 2018 April PAD Challenge – Day 21
Write a danger poem.
Are you hearing alarms in your head
Before you go to bed?
Cannot close your eyes because
Dragons are drooling in the closet?
Every night is fraught with
Fears that chill your spine–
Gargoyles leering and leaping from buildings,
Holding swords that can cut
Into your brain
Just like that!
Keebler elves cavorting in tree houses
Look like benign little beings, but
Muttering murderers all.
None of their cookies are good, baked with palm
Oil. Spoil it for you? Would you rather be slowly
Poisoned by plaque buildup?
Reality of your own
Spouse lying next to you,
True blue as they come,
Until you suspect she has been replaced with a pod?
Very hard to prove.
What about your garden variety ghost?
X-mas always brings out the haunts and hauntees.
Yuletide season also has a dark side. There is an antidote–
Zinnias dipped in garlic juice is worth a try. Sip slowly.