Tuesday, 15 September 2009


Falling Down

Today brings tumbles, trips
And stumbles.
Running ever late.
Limbs are tangled.
Knees get banged, all
At my child's school gate.
Tears are hers, and
Tears are mine and
This does not bode well.
Time to exorcise
My demons.
Damn them all to hell.
'Leave my body'. Clumsy
Imps. 'Be gone.'
'Don't pester me.'
Blame my tired eyes,
It's the death of me.

(c) Lily Childs September 2009
Lily Childs is a writer of horror, esoteric, mystery and chilling fiction.

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