Slick in Green

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 – For Your Consideration – Something Sinister
“Write about something sinister.”

Scaly, slick, covered
in open sores, he slinks
outside her window–
watching, waiting–she knows
not why. No one in her house
has seen him.  They urge her
to seek help.

She senses him near, fear
runs up her spine. Gelatinous
green droplets slide-skid
down her window. Her screams
of terror wake the others.
They race into her room, brooms
and frying pans at hand.
There is nothing. One morning
she does not show up for
breakfast. They bang on
her door. No answer. Sibilant
sound fills the hall. Warily,
they enter her room. The sight
frightens and repulses them.
The room is empty, except
for green streaks and scales
hanging from an open window.

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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