On Writing

Poem 309 – Night Settles In

Night Settles In

my bra is off
my belly is free
the tick on the clock is a foreign language
the bed has been serenading me since I got home
kicked off my boots & got licked by the dogs

the entire time I was picking up dog poop
all I thought about was picking up dog poop
(three bags full)
(three bags full)
then I got poop on my hand & I laughed, said
really? to the weeds in the grass

I wonder what will happen in my dreams

this afternoon in the space
the lights flickered & the tv turned on by itself
twice I swallowed down tears

night settles in
pats the crown of my day
with a gentle hand that’s holding a pen

One thought on “Poem 309 – Night Settles In

  1. this one too! I really like it.

    c.

    Charis Cotter https://www.chariscotter.com/

    *The Dollhouse: A Ghost Story* “A twisty tale … a time-traveling mystery that will keep readers involved and guessing up to the very end.” — Kirkus Reviews

    On Fri, 5 Nov 2021 at 21:10, VANESSA SHIELDS, writer wrote:

    > Vanessa Shields posted: ” Night Settles In my bra is offmy belly is > freethe tick on the clock is a foreign languagethe bed has been serenading > me since I got homekicked off my boots & got licked by the dogs the entire > time I was picking up dog poopall I thought about wa” >

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