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The Lizard Man

It spread its grizzly legs on the whitewashed wall Firmly baked in the early summer heat Spitting perspiration dripping from the white crisps ceiling While I cling onto a sensational feelings Night has casted shadows upon night With images twisting around the bend Reaching out courageously for a friend that has never denied my company Days have passed and nothing seemed to materialize Every day I have to put up with the same fight The day before a nightingale landed on my southern window Looking for a way to get through It wasn’t singing the customary love song it was as if something terrible had gone wrong It cried out loudly as if someone had just died and it scampered on top of the window trying to get inside. The sound resonated deeply in my head leaving many things unsaid It brought me instantly to my feet and give rise to a peculiar heart beat I threw out my hands and it flew away and landed thousands of miles away Just when I thought it was over later in the afternoon One more nightingale showed up on my northern balcony reciting the evening Eulogy I rushed toward the back to find out what it was about But it continued to bellow out I rushed it away with my hands and a shout and it flew away screaming the painful Eulogy Night thundered down the roof with a scroll banner And there it was peeping from the corner Budging its eyes and waiting patiently for a brawl Its strong legs grips tightly on the wall It camouflages itself and absorb the rhythm from my love song playing in the back ground I didn’t feel it, I didn’t see it and I didn’t know that it exist It curled up quietly and cunningly behind the curtain Looking at me with protruding eyes And scheming out a plan on how to get the upper hand But since then many things has led my mind astray The lizard man in the night peeping at me from its throne And barking at me with a horrible sound I was just about to go bed when something on the wall kept wiggling its head It squealed at me with an echoing sound It was angry that I turned off the music This nasty thing has been feeding off my spirit And I was determined to get rid of it A few months ago it escaped in my bed room And I haven’t seen it since then And all of a sudden it appeared in the study room I grabbed the spray and sprayed it but it escaped I looked everywhere for it but it disappeared The lizard man mocked me with a horrible scream and forced me To run around, shaking out clothes And have me digging into my blouse I looked in curves and corners but the lizard was nowhere to be found And the sound suddenly died down I had a restless night it’s as if I am always putting up a fight Day break and an uneasy feeling came over me again Mosquito bites spread all over my skin and I had an uncomfortable feeling s within So I put on my sneakers and went jogging in the little stadium in front of the basket ball court It was early in the morning and hardly anyone was around I could breathe fresh air and pranced about everywhere I did a few laps around the track and out of no where A tall young man with long horse feet sprint in the track number one that I was running in He cut me off and I immediately I read into it and decided to do something about it I allowed him to pass me than I walked across the football field And stepped out as he crossed the path he stumbled and continue around the track but I was determined to get him off the track I walked back up to the entrance and stood in lane number one that he was running in He didn’t dear to cross me this time Instead he exit the stadium and walked away Then other women in a blue shirt continued running I walked up to box in the gallery and I could see everything Mountains standing on top of mountains Sky dancing with skies and the clouds romancing with the breeze Oh what an awesome bliss. the morning suddenly welcomed me with a passionate kiss Sending fresh air through my lungs and I could hear the trembling sound of the congo drums I could see everything from the box Eight lanes on the track One person running in lane number one two people running in lane two and three And one running in lane number seven I could hear the shouts and screams as I waited patiently on my dreams my vision is embolden and my mind is opened I looked across the distance and waited for the silence to be broken. I hurried back home and felt lightness all around I sat at my desk and something strange caught my attention A little creature with white belly and four legs s protruding upward lie dead I turned it over on its back and reflected on the young man on the track The same color white shirt, white belly It was the same comparison I looked at the new chair I got three days ago White exterior and black interior and And the lizard’s back turned black The lizard man that hunted me was finally dead Its tail was gone and it tried to clung desperately to life But everything was finally over I scooped it up and flushed it down the toilet And finally end the mysterious saga. The lizard man is dead!

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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