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Danger In The Night by Ruth Marler

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Online - 20 June 2020

Danger In The Night by Ruth Marler


awake since 0230 

I resort to Ovaltine 

and whole-wheat bagels

the trip downstairs

fraught with danger


the landing light-bulb

exploded hours ago 

as I retired to bed.

I left my slippers at the door

as a marker and reminder

that glass lay strewn across the floor


this night-time trip

to warm my milk

across the worn brown carpet

safe and warm  beneath my feet

was undertaken in the dark

till I could reach a working light


and all the while

the broken bulb

lay cold and sharp

teeth agape

yearning for me to stray



by  Ruth Marler






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