Word of the Day Challenge: Borrow
my crooked smile
my cats, my dogs
my time on the clock
You wanted to touch them, hold them, own them for awhile
it would be fun, you said.
my friends, my herb garden
the meteor shower I could have seen
but you needed that spot I was standing on
to see it better, to feel it with more passion
what a rush, it would be so much fun
besides, you wore my life better with that leopard tatoo, you said.
my nighmares, the things I buried in the basement
inside of the walls, under the beds, inside of the closets, that I
locked safely away with skeleton keys, are you feeding them, caring for them?
Please let me know if you have had fun
living with them, dreaming them, sleeping with them
they’ve told me you aren’t! Say it isn’t so!
That can’t possibly be true.
My skin, my bones, the demons and nightmares I locked away with
skeleton keys were all the little pieces of me
that made my life
the thing you wanted to borrow so badly
because you said,
it would be fun.