Sunday, October 14, 2012

MAGPIE...Prompt #139

 

                                     MIDNIGHT SNACK/ 1984/ Curtis Wilson Cost


THANK YOU, Tess at Magpie Tales...


MIDNIGHT SNACK

Last night it hummed in the attic,
an idle Nosferatu
who's found a recurring song.

Biting my nails,
spitting fret,
writing a plea
to God or man,
that daybreak will rescue me.

Each and every light
switched on,
enfolds me like armor,
saves me
for tomorrow.

Then I'll invite somebody
to listen with me
to the screech,
whistling from that dim corner.

I desire a moment of embrace,
tendrils of morning fog
hold me close.

An advent of specters
dance around me.

I grasp a hand
cold as one that tosses earth
on an open grave.
I find the returning melody.


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32 comments:

dori said...

OooooOOOooo! Creepy. Perfect for the season. Love the suspense and the suggestion. Creepy!

Lyn said...

Hi dori-
Thanks so much...glad I scared you!

flipside records said...

Beautiful:

"I desire a moment of embrace,
tendrils of morning fog"

christopher said...

I think you have captured the two sided aspect of things. I have been reading about animals lately and they teach us that fearing and curiosity can exist side by side, and do at least in mammals, let alone humans.

Berowne said...

Very creative and beautifully written...

Lyn said...

Hi flipside-
So glad you enjoyed this...thanks!

Lyn said...

Hi christopher-
I think you got it...we definitely are fear/curiosity...yin/yang! Thank you...

Lyn said...

Hi Berowne-
Appreciate your generous words...thank you.

Brian Miller said...

a singing nosferatu in the attic...dang...and i thought cats were bad...smiles....nice menace to this...i imagine it would cause quite the madness...hope dawn comes soon for you

Lyn said...

Hi Brian-
She's sort of torn, isn't she? Falling under the "Twilight" spell!
Thanks, Brian...

Gail said...

Spooky. I find myself waiting for the dawn.

Lyn said...

Hi Gail-
Spooky is good to me!! Also dawn...thanks!

Helen said...

Lyn, you have a beautiful way with words .....

Lyn said...

Hi Helen-
Lovely comment...thanks so much!
Still having trouble accessing your blog...will keep trying...fingers crossed.

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

"cold as one who tosses the earth" yeahhh that is wonderfully creepy! One of your best but then I say that all the time!

Lyn said...

Hi Blue Sky--
Oh, you can keep saying that all the time..thanks!

Tess Kincaid said...

Oh! Quick! The garlic!

Lyn said...

Hi Tess-
Oh no, I ate it! Should have just breathed on him!! Thank you...

Kutamun said...

Very Saturnine, Miss Poe ! . Happy dark moon .

Lyn said...

Hi Kutamun-
Highly flattered...Miss Poe, indeed! Thank you!

Little Nell said...

This gave me goosebumps! I've actually experienced something like this and invited others to listen with me and it really is very unsettling. You captured the feeling very well.

Carrie Burtt said...

I love the way you captured the feel of night in the photo Lyn!

Lyn said...

Hi Little Nell-
Amazing adventure you had! Please don't invite me, I'm really a scaredy cat! Thanks!!

Lyn said...

Hi Carrie-
I loved the inspiration for this..thanks so much!

Sue said...

Yikes.

This manages to be beautiful and creepy at once.

=)

Lyn said...

Hi Sue-
A combo I'd like to try again...thanks!

Tumblewords: said...

Excellent feel of the rough edges of night. Shivery.

Lyn said...

Hi Tumblewords;
Glad about the shivers! Thank you...

Kathe W. said...

yikes- especially the last four lines.

~T~ said...

Ooh, creepy! I think I'll keep the lights on.

Lyn said...

Hi Kathe W.
Thanks for your reaction..!!

Lyn said...

Hi ~T~
Me too..lights on! Thanks..

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