little nightmares

bolt the door

mummy is in bed

with faberge eggs

with diamond rings

daddy is at work

his yarn slowly unravelling

in the stained armchair

let golden birds

flitter flutter

let rockets

shoot sparks

to the moon

let the wise old owl

take you by the hand

scrunch up your eyes

don’t let the tears out

if mummy calls

turn up the volume

if daddy screams

let flowers bloom

in ageless blindness

don’t make a sound

the shadows will pass

◄ so kiss me, hold me and eat me

one step beyond ►


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Tue 27th Sep 2016 14:53

A lovely flow to it ,I'm in harmony with what David and Martin said. Great last two lines too, like a parent saying "sscchh" to bring calm and comfort. Unsettling as well.

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Martin Elder

Tue 27th Sep 2016 10:20

A moving piece Stu that almost has a nursery rhyme like quality about it. Like it

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