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The Eclectic Pen - Shadow

By: Bethany M. (psuchick402)   + 11 more  
Date Submitted: 7/13/2007
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 128

  My cat whispers secrets in my ear at night.
He creeps up my slanted staircase,
down the yellow-walled narrow hallway,
jumping like a flying squirrel up
on the dresser and
onto the top bunk where I lay my
head on the soft pillow
only 105 days out of the year
on average. He tells me Mom told Dad that
my boyfriend is trying to kill
my soul with
his psycho babbles about hell; how
she mumbles her religious chants louder
than a cock crow in her sleep as
she prays for my unclean
soul-“Hail Mary, Full of Grace!”-
like a possessed cult member-“Oh
help me Lord! God have mercy!”

He tells me how he watches
all of us with his moonlight
eyes especially when I am
home, alone in my
dead grandmother’s bedroom, him
waiting for me down below;
wanting to follow behind me
in the light.

my Shadow.

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Silvercat - - 7/13/2007 12:26 PM ET
VERY nice.....
Sabiel C. (sabu423) - 7/15/2007 1:03 PM ET
i love this!!
IONE L. (zaneygraylady) - 7/16/2007 8:29 PM ET
Really good
Marta J. (booksnob) - 7/17/2007 10:50 AM ET
Good stuff, Bethany!
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