Are You Tempted?

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 – Prompt #216 – “Pandora’s Box” – What’s in the box?


Photo: Shutterbox – Public Domain

This poem is a box
of weathered wood
and rusted locks.

Scares you, dares, you
to open it up–contents
dormant for years.

This poem exploits
your fear. It knows
those creepy, crawly

tingly objects that turn
your limbs to liquid,
your stomach to squash.

If you are not ready
to face your demons,
this poem begs you–
Do Not Open.


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.
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