Knock ~NaPoWriMo Day 27

Was that a knock?, or am I hearing things, again?

I swear I might be cracking up

or maybe it is that dastardly bird Poe went on and on about.

Maybe it’s time I make a break for it.

But I know the romance of being on the highway is fiction…

I know things don’t always go smoothly

…at least not for me,

never for me.

I know that there are scary things out there

including the freedom I seek.

“Should I stay or should I go” I once again ask myself

and isn’t that a song?

I know I should go…

but my steel resolve crumples like aluminum foil.

Maybe I am all bluster and bravado after all.

Maybe I can only stomach the outside world in small bites;

a spoonful of indigo sky, a pinch of grass, a sliver of moon.

I shake my head to dispel these thoughts

and soothe myself with a nice hot cup of Earl Grey.

So once again, for today, I am staying

Maybe one day I’ll go

and maybe then I’ll stop hearing this infernal knocking on the door.

 

~Melanie Thomason

4/27/2020

 

FLF

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11 responses to “Knock ~NaPoWriMo Day 27

  1. That…was brilliant. Seriously brilliant. You said it so beautifully, so perfectly. Bravo.

  2. Speaking about so much. Well done.

  3. Enjoyed this, specially these lines –
    “my steel resolve crumples like aluminum foil.”
    “Maybe I can only stomach the outside world in small bites;
    a spoonful of indigo sky, a pinch of grass, a sliver of moon.”

  4. Wonderful story. Leaving is sometimes the hardest decision. But I learned the hard way that if you stay too long, you will sorely regret it.

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