Thursday, April 13, 2017

Day 13 of NaPoWriMo: Write a Ghazal

Day 13: I wrote a 7 line ghazal for today's NaPoWriMo prompt.

Her Night

Armies gather in the crossroads of her mind
As she tosses and turns, lying awake at night.

He lights a cigarette to calm the edges of his anger,
Counts how many women he can take at night.

Her body strangled by sweat and rigid dreams.
Her limbs wrapped in sheets and snakes at night.

He walks with his head down, bent against the rain
Wags his tongue at any woman that makes him ache at night.

Her eyes shutter open and watch the flash of traffic lights;
She lays silent and listens as her heart breaks at night.

He follows the click of her heals down the alleyway,
Slams her into the wall as she fights and shakes at the night.

She walks past me her face covered in pale tears.
I touch her hand and make the day break her night.