Alone At Night

Shadows shift and slither
coiling in endless empty corners
like phantom snakes

The nonexistent breeze breathes
and the curtains billow slightly outward
whispering a promise

The skin on the back of my neck tingles
every hair standing on end
because I feel the presence

If I don’t move
If I don’t breathe
If I don’t look
it’s all in my mind.

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About Lisa Gail Green

Lisa Gail Green would definitely have a werewolf for a pet if she weren't allergic. Visit her at LisaGailGreen.com to learn more about SOUL CROSSED (Feb. 25, 2015) and her other work.
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8 Responses to Alone At Night

  1. belladonna23 says:

    yea… i know the feeling.
    here’s one i just wrote:
    http://belladonna23.wordpress.com/2011/01/21/the-pages/

  2. lisagailgreen says:

    Belladonna – I really enjoyed your poem! Very nice. Thanks for the comment.

  3. “If I don’t move
    If I don’t breathe
    If I don’t look
    it’s all in my mind.”

    the last stanza is amazing. it concludes the poem perfectly 🙂 xx

  4. Raven says:

    Talk about putting someone in the moment…nice!

  5. lisagailgreen says:

    Raven – very sweet critique, thank you!

  6. Devin Murphy says:

    Would make good lyrics for a song. Love the imagery.

  7. lisagailgreen says:

    Cool! Too bad I can’t write music!

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