Ca Caw

You see that face? Bet y’all thing that that is the face of a cherub. Well you are wrong……he is a devil child in disguise.
Now obviously I do not truly think that Tember is a devil child but he came close last night.
Please note that no one was injured during this process. Although it was a close thing.
This is the ex’s week. Tember is home between 9:30-10 pm. I had two cups of coffee after 5 last night and still by 9:30 my eyes were closing and I was doing the head jerk. I figured I would turn out the light cuddle with Loki and Baby Yoda while waiting. Usually when he comes home I hear the door open and slam shut.
I must have drifted off just a bit when suddenly in my light lack of consciousness I hear: Ca Caw.
Eyes flew open and I looked over my shoulder. To the dark figure standing in my doorway.
Now I am blind as a bat without my glasses on. All I can see are shapes and that is it. The only light on was over the stove. So it was not like I had a clue. And most importantly I had not heard to the door open or close…..did not hear it lock…..there had been no voice saying ‘mom I am home.’
I shot up and screamed. I do not mean a little ah I am talking a full bloodied shriek as I believed that there was a stranger in the doorway to my bedroom.
Tember flew around the side of the bed and grabbed me in a hug. All while apologizing as he thought that I was still awake.
Loki had flown off the bed from beside me. Tember found him in the living room. Lucky and Thomas both were staring at me like I am the biggest wierdo that they have ever laid eyes on. Once my heart returned to my chest and my breathing calmed down Tember again apologized. I chuckled as I laid my head back down on the pillow. That chuckle became giggles. I giggled softly to myself more than a couple of times.
I do enjoy being scared.
When I am awake.
With my glasses on.
In the daylight.
©July 29/20
Picture is my own

Shadowed Pain

Shadows creep
inching along
covering all in darkness
muffled sounds
groans
moans
shuddering in pain.
Not my pain
your pain
I see you on your knees
begging me
pleading with me
skeletal grimace
facade
molted smile
dank smoke rolls in.
Time has come
raw
fading in
fading out
dreams entailed
nightmares
ripped into your skin
tattooed
mouth creased in dismay.
I hear
you shriek
today is no less than tomorrow
shadowed woods
fogged graces
eerie it is
as I become shrouded darkness.
©March 26/20
Picture is my own