Goblin Door Prompt

The dark door

I watched you leave and say goodbye, a thousand times before.

In waking thoughts and sleepless dreams I’d seen it all and more.

It was the way you held my hand, yet barely brushed my skin,

And in the way you kissed my lips, the bitter taste of sin.

In the way your eyes held mine, before your mask would fall,

And then you’d turn and leave me there. You did not hear me call.

I saw the pictures on your phone, a thousand times before.

Images that flashed on screen, you wouldn’t say what for.

You came in late and smelt of her and still we did not talk.

You waited till I went to sleep and left before I woke.

The loneliness that swallowed me, seeped in my very soul,

And still I could not ask you if,  there was ever love at all.

I closed the door to pain and loss, a thousand times before,

In broken dreams and promises that hold a shape and form.

I keep them under lock and key and bury them inside,

But sometimes when the pain is strong, I’ve nowhere left to hide.

It’s then I let the Goblins out to feed my yearning lust,

Each one a pain I cannot bare but survival means I must.

About helenmidgley

Helen Midgley likes to think of herself as a cross between Dawn French and Kate Moss. She has been in the witness protection programme for a number of years and once lived in Brighton as a bearded mechanic called Dave! Her current incarnation is as a part-time Journalism & Media tutor at a small FE College in Yorkshire. She has survived cancer, dandruff and athlete’s foot and has a penchant for black humour and red wine.

7 comments on “Goblin Door Prompt

  1. Very nice. I can feel the angst

  2. That is a great twist of the theme. Inner goblins are very ingenious.

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