I met a girl along the way
It was just the other day??
She reminded me of someone who
Like I already knew??
Her lips were a blood red rose
She had regal length of nose
Her braids of raven fell down her back
Meeting hips of a somewhat cul-de- sac
There was no evidence of legs
Perhaps they were just wooden pegs??
Eyes of chocolate saucers it appeared
Surrounded by linen white atmosphere
She greeted me a happy day
As she skipped along the way
I pondered then as I bent down low
But her I did not seem to know??
Well this may sound bizarre
As my thoughts did drift off afar…
She haunted me in every gale
Like in creepy ghostly tales
It was then I began to choke
Of nothing morbid I did provoke??
Days grew long, and cold, and damp
Nights I shivered ‘neath bedside lamp
Shadow’s dark against the wall
Grew into looming monsters of appal…
My reflection it found me there
With bold and devastating stare
She was hanging behind me in the mirror
But it was myself I saw in terror
Could this be a nightmare she wished me to host??
Or a bitter horror- conveyed to post??
Let us sleep…
Before this cauldron becomes too deep
Ah my lovelies please do not weep
(And this note- I insist you do not to keep…)
Angelique L Jenkins