Danger Lurks

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?
Questioning the
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.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
This entry was posted in Purple's Home and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.