A (Parenting) Halloween Poem
Cold air kisses the nape of her neck
pulling her abruptly from sleep
to the sound of piercing cries echoing down the corridor.
She slowly emerges
trying to follow the slivers of light that seep under the bedroom door.
In just two steps
she feels blinding pain
shards of glass
ripping her skin.
She can feel the slow stem of blood.
A wince, a quick shudder,
and she moves forward.
The cries persist.
Moments seem like an eternity as she makes her way through the door
past the open window
wind whistling through the cracks
into the next room
where the cries grow more savage.
Glowing eyes meet her.
Picks up her baby
And holds her tight.
Another long night of rocking a sweet goblin to sleep.
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