Fearfully Unaware

FEARFULLY UNAWARE

alone in the kitchen
unaware of time

the fullness of silence,
once preferred, closes in

immobilizes

I hate the shadows.

eyes dart
from hands, wrapped around metal,
over objects nearby

What is that woolly thing?
A coat. It’s a white coat.
She’s coatless!

admonishing
her own forgetfulness
fear rises within

“WHERE IS MY DAUGHTER?”

momentary clarity
returns her to reality

…not daughter…
…granddaughter…

the room is silent
once again

2012-03-03
P. Wanken

Written for The Sunday Whirl prompt #46 – to use the following words in a poem: coatless, white, metal, shadow, kitchen, returned, prefers, unaware, admonish, fullness, daughter, and woolly.

Also in response to Poetic Bloomings prompt #45 — Nothing To Fear, But Fear Itself.

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