My inspiration for ” Chilly Bones ” came from Welcome To October Day 1: Prompts to Put Us In A Spooky Mood at the Experience Writing Blog
I used a mind map provided in the post and I TRIED to stick to the suggested form The Pantoum, for my poem, but I’m going to have to practice that ( it looks like fun so I’m looking forward to it)
I’m looking forward to catching up and continuing this months Challenges!
My dark house is empty
the doors have all been nailed shut
cool wind chills it’s brittle bones
and warms it’s icy heart.
There’s a stain on the floor in the kitchen
and another outside my bedroom door
it’s a map left by a traveler,
who sleeps in the basement alone.
Sometimes I dream about him
and the rusty knife he held in his hand
and sometimes he has nightmares about me
and what sharp teeth I had.
The world outside swirls around us
and sometimes it finds it’s way inside
and if I hear it, if it devours my quiet
I make it wail and cry.
My house is dark and empty
all of the doors have been nailed shut
there are no windows, but I keep dead flowers
in a shattered vase near the front steps.