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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

Cautiously

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

Sensuously

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

Carefully

Fixed the bolts more firmly

Fastened the chain

 

And I am left trapped inside the hall mirror

Reflecting

That I can’t be a friend

Or a lover

Just a little bit

 

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Emily Lock

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