5am

A mirage of a spider scales your bare back,

Peroxide bursts your plastic skin,

You cling inside a curtain, among wet tiles;

Where lime mould bleeds from bruised grout.

Mould fed the flies, now stuck in time; immobile on the ceiling from summer’s decline.

Crimson water spirals,

Drags your feet into the plug of black oblivion,

You scream to be free,

Scream not to repeat,

Repeat not; until your feet are safely entwined upon the seashell towelling bathmat.

Your mind dissipates like a phantom, like condensation,

Exhaled on a broken mirror,

You wipe your breath clear, you mutter vaguely,

Did I lock the door?

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6 thoughts on “5am

  1. kmjmreed says:

    Hello, i really like the decay and sense of paranoia from this poem. I have a similar thread that weaves through some my short stories. Thank-you for liking my recent post and following my site, much appreciated.

    • Hello. Thanks for taking the time to read 5am, and for commenting. I love decay or demise in plots, because I think the climb up or the feeling of an escape from a situation of turmoil is more powerful 🙂 I look forward to following more of your stories and writings. Have a great week 🙂

  2. I can so relate to this; someone with an overactive imagination who has no shortage of dark thoughts. This gem of yours harks back to the shower scene of Hitchcock’s Psycho. Superb!

    • Wow, thank you so much for your kind comment! I came up with this on the train one morning, and finished it this morning 🙂 I’m very happy that this piece reminds you of a Hitchcock scene. He is one of my favourite directors 🙂 Have a wonderful day!

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