garrison there

The logs creak at night
whether wind or cold or heat or
scaling invaders
we cannot tell
a wolf moons in the distance
he worships at night
and sometimes
I fall to my knees on the cold floor
clasp my hands on the
thought that I might die
and I too worship the moon
any god that will bring me through
to another day

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Poet, playwright, duplicate bridge player, website designer, cottager, husband, father, grandfather, former athlete, carpenter, computer helper for my friends, theatre designer, backstage polymath, retired teacher of highschool English, drama, art, a baritone singer in a barbershop quartet, who knows what else? wordcurrents is on Facebook: Doug also has a Facebook page, "Incognitio", related to his novels.
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2 Responses to garrison there

  1. danae mcarroll says:

    The poem is extremely powerful, evoking elemental fears, though living through the night isn’t one of them, for me. There’s the remoteness of a dwelling, the ominousness of scaling invaders and the wolf, the awfulness of not knowing what’s outside, making sounds in the dark.

    So much for my visceral response. This is a fine poem, very skillfully written, the most engaging I’ve read anywhere lately, really.

    • riverwriter says:

      Thank you, Danae. This part of two series of poems: it is the first of the garrison series, and the Garrison series is part of the Lotus Eaters serial. You can see the whole thing by clicking on “serial” in the “Categories” column at the right. I believe these two poems will show up when you click on “fear” in the tag cloud at the bottom of the left column. The tags are not as consistent as the categories, because I have to remember what the tags are when I use them; whereas the categories are available in a list for me.

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