Hunted in the NightI was asleep,And then it cameHidden in the night.And I was cozy-warmIn the coming cool,Until it ripped me from my bed.And disorientedjuggledI was dragged across the sky.The beast as black as the shadows of night.And jostled came I to the light,In jaws with needles and petrified.But its grip was highly un-pressurized.Then a yellingdislodged! Free!Pursuit and turmoil againDazzled by the stars.The stars so brightLike many moons,But yellow rather than beige.And the grass was gone,The green dismayed,And the breeze no longer liftedMore yellingit had me!But beast fell prey to beast,And once more could I escape.So perplexed I flew in wonder,In the stagnant air of mocked time.Until in hiding did I stay.The beast to the beast stalks,And I cannotshan't be seen.So not a whisper shall I breathe.
Knocking at the HeartKnockknockknocknockknockknockknock!One minute.Two minutes.Three minutes.Knockknockknocknockknockknockknock!It was still going. Like clockwork, every three minutes there were seven knocks. Over and over. How many days had it been? Cassandra didn't think she could take much more. How could he possibly have stood there at the door this whole time? Without wavering, without failing, knocking every three minutes!Knockknockknocknockknockknockknock!There it went again. One minute.Two minutes.Taptaptap!Well that was different. Cassandra's head snapped up from where she was sittingslumped over on the dining room table. She blinked for a moment.Taptaptap! And then, "Cassandra! Out here!" Came a muffled cry.Cassandra turned and looked out the sliding glass door. There stood her friend Annette, bundled up in a heavy winter coat and scarf. Was it cold outside? Had it been that long since she had left her house? Cassandra rose quickly and let Ann
GhostI wish she would just shut up,That dead little ghost in my head.I have no time to entertain her,I have no love for her here.But, God, she keeps talking!And I am sick of it.So bite your tongue, oh ghost of mine,For I have you by the throat.But you can't kill a ghost.