“But I always think that the best way to know God is to love many things.”
~ Vincent van Gogh

Friday, January 16, 2015

Small Gecko in the House

They see me
though I try to hide.
The darkness
cascades to fill up
small spaces
under chairs, couches,
desks and beds,
and edges of walls:
the skirtings
where I elongate,
trying to
press my thin body
into a crack
and never be seen.
But I am
seen by the young child
and the cat
so I am afraid.
There's danger.
I want to get out
of this house.
Oh come with your broom,
old woman,
help me back outside!

3 comments:

  1. Love! Elongate. A broom as a help!

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    1. So glad you enjoyed. I wasn't sure this was working, but it must be - others on fb said they loved it too. :)

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  2. I love "The darkness cascades to fill up small spaces....." and "Oh come with your broom, old woman, and help me back outside!" Really lovely imagery and feeling Rosemary.

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