poetry critical

online poetry workshop



night thoughts
rattlesnakes

Tonight is so quiet, quiet
 1
The children are sleeping, being
 2
They are whole, they are unbroken
 3
And they are safe, dreaming
 4
 
 
Tonight my mind is unthinking
 5
It is whispering, undoing
 6
It’s rubber bands flicking, stinging
 7
It makes no apologies, it lives in amorality
 8
 
 
Tonight I am quiet, subtle
 9
My actions are hurtful, disloyal
 10
There is no value in this ageing body
 11
My mind thinks that it is ok to destroy me
 12
 
 
When the babies awake they must see me
 13
A solid foundation, concrete, granite
 14
But they must know their mother is chalk
 15
 
 
And they must be careful where they walk
 16

12 Jan 18


(define the words in this poem)
(17 more poems by this author)



Add A Comment:
Enter the following text to post as unknown: captcha

Comments:

0.442s