Friday 4 October 2013


In the black of night
such fantastic dreams beckon
and lure him away
from his sleepless wife's side
to fly, faithless-winged,
the eccentric air
which she, suspicious spouse,
cannot share so remains
with unseeing flame-eyes straining;
gripping, white-knuckled, duvet cover:
twisting curses into polyester;
while imagination taunts
with images of an errant mate
roaming free among Moon-cast sirens.
So excluded, in fury, she can only wait
until deafening dawn chorus
prompts his unwilling return
and she can call open
those guilty eyes and suck out
every detail of all
that night-long stole him,
then with red demon claws
tear to shreds those temptresses
and superimpose her own face
onto voluptuous curves
before that awakening truant consciousness
has time to record the difference.


  1. I can only smile and wonder of the jealousy. He was probably dreaming about a football match☺.
    The writing is wonderful, and a bit scary, I must admit..

    1. are probably right!
      Must be the insecure female's tendency to find a threat in every shadow...only hope I never become her!!
      Many thanks:)

  2. Lorraine and I have a phrase that we always share ....
    It's oh mannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn , first thought that came to my mind ....LOL
    Great writing!
    that husband met his match!
    Those red demon claws will teach him a lesson or two. LOL

    Superb writing dear Ygraine, really enjoyed this poem.


    1. Ygraine,
      Meant to say Oh maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan.
      Lorraine corrected me ....LOL

      Happy Sunday morn, here I'm off to bed, just past midnight.

    2. Can't help feeling sorry for that poor, unsuspecting husband though...imagine being married to someone who has power even over your dreams!
      Think my own imagination has finally spooked me...LOL
      Thank you so much, Margie:)

      Guess it must be a bit after 11am there, so have a great day. xxx

  3. Oh maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan you scared the living daylights out of me, wow brilliant writing I shiver, Atta girl Ygraine you should write scary novel move aside Stephen King you've met your match or maybe it should be Anne not Rules
    geesh keep on having these senior moments I have it on the tip of my tongue when i do I'll come back geesh
    oh and hi angel lol, remember accent on the a lol

  4. Anne Rice ok I had to look it up but still lol

    1. Haha...I can definitely relate to those senior moments - am having them all the time!
      Wow...such a compliment! I am a great fan of both of these authors.
      Thank you Lorraine, so much:) xxx

  5. This is scary and eerie but in a wonderful way :)

    1. Many thanks Keith.
      I guess it was all happening in her mind...or should I say, mine?!LOL
      Have a great day :)

  6. Ygraine,
    I saw your comment on Lorraine's blog about losing your friend Dave.
    I did not know him but saw his comments on your blog, a kind and generous man.
    I am sorry for your loss.

    Sending hugs and love


    1. Thank you so much Margie.
      You have no idea how much your kind words mean to me xxx

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    1. Many thanks was great fun to write! :)


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