Different Animals

Different Animals

Anticipating your response
Of what will surely come
I brace for the onslaught
My nerves tightening
As I become more fraught

Vacillating the point
Until we were drained
Back and forth and back again
Wishing it would end
But the winner does not yet reign

Storming off in anger
I see you under the lamppost
Smoking a cigarette
Exhausted from the argument
I prefer solitude feeling a threat

After an abundance of angst
You come back in the house
Our boiling has lowered to a simmer
Your eyes find mine
and hope is now a glimmer

Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts:

Anticipate

Brace

Vacillate

Lamppost

OctPoWriMo – Poem a Day – Prompt: Strange Animals

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  3 comments for “Different Animals

  1. October 4, 2018 at 5:23 pm

    This was a very accurate, very real depiction of what some would pass off as a “lover’s quarrel.” I loved the feeling embedded into this, it’s very, very nicely put.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 4, 2018 at 5:57 pm

      Thank you so much! I appreciate you reading it and giving such wonderful feedback.

      • October 4, 2018 at 6:02 pm

        My pleasure n_n

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