Monthly Archives: September 2014

“Lying in Wait”

(Photo: “Between”, copyright by Brooke Shaden) I lie on my bed waiting. Waiting for the evil Which haunts the space In my desecrated home To strike. It sits at my kitchen table. It eats the food from my cupboard. It drinks … Continue reading

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“Tea with Mrs. Bee”

The day Mrs. Bee came to tea with me Gossip flew ’round the room in a torrent. Then she and me, we agreed to agree To deem gossip by others abhorrent. Mr. Turtle doth churtle with Myrtle Bee said, but … Continue reading

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“Andes Adventure”

As we leave the city of Caracas we pass armed soldiers on street corners a policeman who answered a query with the threat of arrest. We circle the roundabout in the commercial center view elegant mansions glimpse designer-draped matrons men … Continue reading

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“Nightcat”

On soft padded paws, the black cat treads slowly infiltrating the night. Cautiously stalking his perceived dreads lips part, teeth flash, ready to fight. The cat pulls back, his spine hairs alert he pauses ’fore slithering on. Slit eyes of … Continue reading

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“To See The Light”

Funereal drapes cover backless wall niches where panes of glass once channeled summer light. Faded velvet hangs loose over shattered door frames impeding easy entrance or expedient exit. A single candle sends a feeble glow over a book on the table centered … Continue reading

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