Bedfellows short poem

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It stormed all night
rattling teeth and windows
the small tribe of cats
sheathed their claws for once
crept into human beds
drawn incapable of love
to the safety of something larger
a fleshy barricade to take the blows
something more electric
for the lightning to strike

morning was wrung out
like a woman waking
from a week of high fever
drifting , stunned
by the lack of pain
her clarity of vision not returned
touching all the familiar items
as if she were a thief
and time her accomplice

the power was out
so the family made
a cold breakfast and ate
on the porch in the sun
never looking at a phone
or television set, just chewing
considering their fellow survivors
so familiar the smiles
but what did they really want
what drew them back
except weakness and fear
of the sound of thunder

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a poet from Seattle Washington USA. His poetry has appeared in print in publications such as Bellowing Ark, Point Nopoint, and most recently in Contraposition magazine. When not writing poetry he is a Human Resources professional, a repentant glutton, and a novelist specializing in the weird-fiction genre.
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ramakrishnan chatakondu

Pearls and diamonds have been thrown on the road…..
……………in the form of poetries like these……
……..God forgive me if I make this piece mine …….
……………….after all I should also be given a chance to steal such beautiful poetries like these …if not write…..

ammu sachariah

Beautiful one.


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