Dogs 2012

FRIDAY'S CHILD
(12/7/12)


the ghosts
spoke to him
at night

they called him
by his full
first name
which
no one did
during the day

he pulled
his covers
to his nose
closed his eyes tightly
kept stone still
and hoped
that they'd
leave

he would
awake
the next
morning
with just
a vague
hangover
of fear

his parents
wondered why
he was such
a serious
little boy

~

as
an adult
he lies
in bed
each night
finally free
of the daily
demons
which plague
him incessantly

he waits
in the silence
welcoming the angels
of his childhood
to call to him
again

he now
has some things
to say
in return

his wife
wonders why
he's slowly
going
insane