The static crackles in the living room and in the hallway I lace my shoes and go out walking tonight, I am out walking
Tree-shapes calm me raindrops kicked from blades of grass maliciously This act cleanses things I feel my fangs receding feel the silence breathe back into me
Imagine the TV glow, dimming imagine the hatred in her eyes retreating I dream of the bad air clearing but climbing the driveway back to our place I spy those red eyes waiting and know things are worse now since I went out walking
On nights like this I cannot win on nights like this I call out into the saucerless black sky and scream ‘I will literally pay you to abduct me…!’
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Note: I saw the accompanying image on a meme website and it made me smile. I wondered if I could turn it into a poem somehow. This is what came out… 🙂