From a Safe Seat

Written for:  November 2022 PAD Chapbook Challenge - Day 11

"For today's prompt, write a scary poem. Maybe the poem shares a scary story. Or perhaps it reveals a real fear. Whatever scares one person may not scare another, but it doesn't make it any less terrifying for the one who is scared."


Through slotted fingers I peeked, screamed,
It's a trap, don't open that door!
Film rolled on, they were deaf on screen.
Through slotted fingers I peeked, screamed.
Auguries–everywhere to see,
shrunken heads, and blood-spotted floor.
Through slotted fingers I peeked, screamed,
It's a trap, don't open that door!

https://www.writersdigest.com/write-better-poetry/2022-november-pad-chapbook-challenge-day-11

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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