Flashback Friday: Thinking Out Loud

First Published

October 23, 2019

RE- Posted For : Fandango’s Flashback Friday

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Is that my face

in the mirror

are those my eyes looking at me

with cool, cruel indifference?


I reach out my hand, draw it back, extend  a finger

tap, tap, tap

Is anybody home?

Are those my teeth,

is that my hair

when did those lines around my mouth appear?


That can’t be me

wearing that listless, expressionless face

has it ever dreamed, schemed or plotted

an escape, a murder or revenge?


Tap tap tap

against the mirror

clouding it with the cold that escapes from my lungs

and clings to it like poison gas

on a battlefield

from Once Upon A Time.


That can’t be my face.

It’s just so




Will You Be Mine?

Word of the Day Challenge: Vivid

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 Caramel apples held lovingly between chocolate spattered claws

popcornballs raised gently to wax lips and candy fangs in bliss

peanut butter kisses wrapped in orange and black wax paper

exchanged by porchlight, under the moonlight

Halloween is Valentines Day for dark hearts in disguise.