Fist published October 31, 2016
Re-posted for Fandango’s Flashback Friday.
From the dark a knock upon my door
woke me from my sleep
I didn’t reach for a light
I couldn’t even breathe.
It shouldn’t have been
no one should be at my door
all I wanted to do was sleep
But there was a knock upon my door
” Is anyone there? “
my voice echoed in the dark
” Answer me, are you there?”
And then it knocked again
louder then before
So I reached up to my door and I pushed it open
” What do you want?” I demanded
as my door swung open wide
and a horrible white light burned into
my long shut and sleeping eyes…
And a voice called from beyond the brightness:
What the hell is that? For God sake shut it, shut that coffin lid NOW!