In the stillness of the night,
Found on Pinterest on 4-24-16. boot sieking- girl with bunny. Rose.
I hear stumbling footsteps.
Cuss words hang in the chilly air.
Darkness greets my fear-laced eyes.
There is drunken laughter and
The stinking smell of cheap cigarettes,
And throw-up, beer-tainted breath.
I freeze and I can’t make a sound,
Hoping against hope it’s just a dream.
Moments seem to stand completely still.
My breath hitches in my small throat
And fear squeezes my beating heart
With such a painful cruel twist.
Terror coats my mouth in sticky paste.
My fists clinch the covers tight and
I can hear my raspy breathing slow
In the velvet darkness of the night.
A shadow, enters the doorway with a laugh,
And lurches towards the filthy bed.
The bed creaks as she finally sits,
Weaving, drunkenly, back and forth
Like a cobra does, before it strikes.
She leans over and says in slurred words,
“I love you,” unaware of her cigarette
Burning, soft, youthful, tender skin.
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Her teeth stand out in stark relief,
In scarlet painted lips that leave a smear
Of lipstick across my rigid face.
I pray silently to Almighty God,
“Please, make her go away.”
And mercifully, He does.