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escapril day 4

my haunted heart

April 4, 2019

that twisted hand is my greatest fear
i do not know how to live

in this house stained in red
i try to move elsewhere

but it follows me down the street
an unwelcome spectre that paints the walls

a color i do not like carpets the floors
when i hate carpet

and splits my brain in two--
the dead is mad at me

or this is all the taste of my own shuddered lungs
i am haunted by unsteady hands

and some monster’s spirit
playing hopscotch with my heartbeat

waiting for me to cross a foot
into the wrong threshold

i hold my breath and
a light flickers

but that is not evidence enough
i swear this is no cry of wolf

last night i saw a ghost here
i saw a ghost everywhere

escapril day 4
for the prompt: anxiety
but i'm submitting it to the contest as well because i like it quite a bit


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1 Comment
  • jaii

    absolutely beautiful!

    over 1 year ago