Haunting – poem (#26)


of the state of my emotions
brings an induction of terror
all i manage is to hide and
abort the mission
batten down the hatches
let the horse escape and lock up the barn
into my turmoil
swing open and invite in
orders of execution and i
go quietly
like a lamb to the slaughter
unflinching and trusting
even though i know better
to surrender
so easily
been designated prey
predator status revoked
all out of fancy options
if i’m dreaming
then please let me wake
this nightmare
robs me of the daylight and
stalks my sleep
leaves reversed messages in mirrors
and broke all my keys
i’m taunted
strangely romantic
to think i’m a lover been claimed

Sumayyah Talibah © 26 April 2017


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