Monday, February 16, 2015

Insidious



Ice cold fear whips away breath
                Leaves lungs and hearts and arms bereft             
                                Inhaling the frostbite of a winter day.
Hushed voices sigh conspiratorially
                Partners in crime unintentionally
                                Left without the words to say
The whispered venom of lonely nights                 
                Of heartache sprawled in the headlights              
                                Strangers sweeping the traces away.
Behind name-plated doors the secrets unfold
                Surreptitiously guarded to maintain their hold
                                Unfounded, unfettered, unhindered by the light of day.

Photo Prompt from Magpie Tales

10 comments:

  1. Unfettered, unhindered writing; well done.

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  2. I love your first two lines especially:
    Ice cold fear whips away breath
    Leaves lungs and hearts and arms bereft

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  3. Very good...well written...enjoyed very much

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  4. Darkness of night and silence both evoke so much uncertainty and fear. Lonely nights can bite for sure.

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  5. The arrangement suits the words beautifully. I like the chill they both evoke.

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  6. I do love the unintentional coupling in crime!

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  7. The loneliness expressed behind those doors.. are we afraid? or do we thrive in loneliness?

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  8. wow some wonderfuly imagery you've created with your words!!
    i like the way you've ended - Unfounded, unfettered, unhindered by the light of day

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