Reunion (Papi Prompts #8&#7)

Okay, this is in response to Papi Prompts#8, sort of.  I’ve taken the theme and the key words from prompt #8, but because he seemed so despondent that no one responded to Papi Prompts #7, I decided to write the horror piece not as a short story, but as a Quatern.

Again, thanks to Papi for introducing me to another cool form.

Reunion

There’s a knock on the door of a mobile home
The man inside listens with his face to the wall
Eyes closed waiting for the night to pass
Nothing could induce him to answer that call

The night shrouds the windows in velvet black
There’s a knock on the door of a mobile home
Not pounding, a simple repeated knock
As dead as the hand of a metronome

He sees blood-spatter shapes in his tightly closed eyes
He buries his head, holds his fists to his ears
There’s a knock on the door of a mobile home
She’s come home at last after so many years

For years he thought himself haunted by guilt
What he felt then was just the sea-spray of foam
Now the tide has rolled in and drowned him with dread
There’s a knock at the door of a mobile home.

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About MishaBurnett

I am the author of "Catskinner's Book", a science fiction novel available on Amazon Kindle. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008MPNBNS
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4 Responses to Reunion (Papi Prompts #8&#7)

  1. Sue says:

    Excellent –
    As dead as the hand of a metronome
    Your poetry is glorious

  2. Papi Z says:

    That is a darn fine poem Misha. I agree with both Sue and Susan as well. Thank you very much. I did sound sort of despondent in my post… 😉

  3. fortyoneteen says:

    How do you do that? The repetition is so scary – I loved it!

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