Friday, August 05, 2011

My Own Shadow

I thought I saw a man
in the corner of my room
where dusty memories gather
where ugly troubles loom

something in the shadows
made it look like he was hurt
clutching at his ear
blood running through his shirt

I kept blinking hard and peering
hoped he'd go away
but he just chewed at all my loose leaf
turning black and white to grey

as I trembled he made smiles
as I whispered he would grunt
in the darkness of my bedroom
I felt around for something blunt

he spun quick and the eye contact rattled me
he tossed a notebook against the wall
as he hissed and lifted I went missing
scrambling witless down the hall

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