Friday, April 27, 2012

NaPoWriMo 2012 - Day #27 - a dog was barking

i was ko'ed by the flu yesterday, and missed a day. my thoughts are not exactly bright today...

photo by dsnake1

a dog was barking

a dog was barking

4 am
i woke up in sweat
drenched sheets
unseen insects crawling
on moist skin

through the open window
with no curtains
the bark of a dog
primorial, fearful
9 floors below

it is said
hounds can see
things that humans can't
and won't want

a dog was howling

as i sat in the dark
on crumpled sheets
scratching off
imaginary bugs

through the open window
with no curtains
a rusty sky
threathening with the unknown
faint light cast
on dark walls
like wet paint

the dry mouth
begged for a drink
as curious eyes
tugged for a peep
to the street below
yet was afraid
of what it may find.

as i sat and cursed
in all the languages i know

a dog barked again.


© cheong lee san ( dsnake1 ), 2012


Ravenblack said...

I hope you are recovering well. It sounds serious if it made you miss it.

I don't like it when some stray dog howls, it is creepy. The dry mouth and the wanting to peep at the end there I can relate. Better to avoid seeing it if there is a chance it could be it. :)

dsnake1 said...

yes, the flu is quite bad and the sore throat is still there.

there's something about dogs howling in the middle of the night. best not to get too curious. :D

Lynn Fisher said...

Wow, I can tell the flu really got you....I can feel the suffering : )
Wonderfully expessive poem. Only a couple more days, then a break. You can make it!

Lynn Fisher said...

...and I agree with what you said about not being too curious about howling dogs.

dsnake1 said...

yes, and it's still trying to tie me down, the pest!

it's better not to know what the dogs had seen. :)

magiceye said...

eerily beautiful!

dsnake1 said...

it's eerie all right! :)

thanks, my friend!