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Posted by on Aug 15, 2015 in People and Relationships | 0 comments

Poem: Invasion

I opened the door to my life


Just a little bit

You put your foot in the crack

Forced it wider

Swaggered in uninvited and sat on my sofa


You chattered on insouciantly

Not listening to what I wasn’t saying


Stroking the sofa’s nubbly texture with your fingertips

And mine with your eyes

Smiling gently at my attempts to build barriers to protect me


With excruciating politeness

I escorted you out again

Closed the door


Fixed the bolts more firmly

Fastened the chain


And I am left trapped inside the hall mirror


That I can’t be a friend

Or a lover

Just a little bit



Emily Lock

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