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Lying on
creaking wood panels,
spreading like a
warning chill.
Lost in a thought
by a skill-less mind.
Frozen in time.

She arises as he
awakening at the sound
of a single heart
Her focus beads on
his brow.

Ten years
she laid
alone in that house.
flossing her teeth,
fading month by month.

He looks about
his cheeks
with color.

He signs the deed
she, breathless
He stole her home
he stoked her

The house quakes
mice giggle
as she stretches
her palm out

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LenaLeaf said...
Feb. 22, 2013 at 10:58 am
Thank you all so much :)
Kris_10 said...
Feb. 9, 2013 at 6:56 pm
You have fantastic word choice. Well done!
ChrisJThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 8, 2013 at 6:27 pm
Great imagery and a job well done!  
iluvrockandroll2 said...
Feb. 7, 2013 at 10:15 pm
that was beautifully haunting :) Great piece!!
Abby96 said...
Feb. 7, 2013 at 5:17 pm
I love the final stanza! The chilling mood was really well done.
Whompingwillow said...
Feb. 6, 2013 at 11:27 pm
amazing! its so creepy and youve created the atmosphere really well!
lchaim said...
Feb. 6, 2013 at 8:40 pm
I like this a lot! It gives a great creepy, chilling feel which I love. My favorite line is "Her focus beads on his brow". I see you're from Virginia; I live in Virginia too! 
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