Vigil – #NaPoWriMo19 – 17

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Hiya 🙂


“Today, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that…presents a scene from an unusual point of view. Perhaps you could write a poem that presents Sir Isaac Newton’s discovery from the perspective of the apple. Or the shootout at the OK Corral from the viewpoint of a passing vulture. Or maybe it could be something as everyday as a rainstorm, as experienced by a raindrop” 

[Glo/NaPoWriMo prompt, from here]


I have concealed myself

At the foot of your bed many times;

Waking to the dawn,

The dust,

Your steady breath at last.


You never discover my vigils.

You’ve not spoken to me in days.


I know how he hits you:

How your sobs sound

Through two floors

And many tight doors.


Why does he always return?

Why do you allow such violations of your peace?


He reeks of things

I’m not sure you quite fathom.

It’s hard to tell he ever came from you.


Your face last night looked different.

I know it made you flinch, but I just had to lick it clean.



What’s happening there, then…?


Catch you back here tomorrow 🙂


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5 Responses to “Vigil – #NaPoWriMo19 – 17”

  1. Sandy Says:

    My take on whats happening is someone being physically abused. The dog hears as it lyes downstairs.
    Trys to make her feel better by licking her face.

  2. Montaffera Says:

    That’s what I got too 😉 x

  3. Jane Wright Says:

    I’m stumped!

  4. Jane Wright Says:

    Read it at about 6 am and was half asleep. Now see it is a dog coming to comfort you.

  5. Montaffera Says:

    I can safely say the person the ‘speaker’ licks is not me 😉 x

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