The Uninvited

Written by: Rev. Rebecca Guile Hudson

The uninvited
laid its heart down
in the middle of my hand
in the shape
of a tumor

The uninvited
radiated
through my palm,
a dark & sullen presence

The uninvited
settled in to
stay a while,
sit a spell,
make itself to home,
perhaps
start a family

~~

The uninvited
was radiated
(right-back-at-ya!)
and invited to
leave the premises,
get out, depart,

be gone

The uninvited
changed form,
from heart to butterfly
with frozen, solid wings
& lay gasping in my hand

The uninvited
shrank from the radiance,
shed its masquerade
& disappeared,
a vampire in the light