Moonlight and shadows
Against each other
In the night
And the small child walks in to ask “Mom, what are you writing?” To which I reply, “None of your damn business, sit down and eat your breakfast”
Sniffle, slurrp, cough, and he cranes his head around to peek at the monitor. I would like to poke him in the eye. And the dog starts barking outside, and my coffee is cold, and I look at the clock for the fortieth time and I wonder; will I ever be free? And that’s bad poetry.