lesley herrera

Rookie (10/07/71 / mexico missouri)

Hide And Seek - Poem by lesley herrera

Darkness falls. Streetlights burn bright.
The neighborhood awakens
And the coyote’s howl at the moon
One chosen to chase down the pack.

Shadows lurk in the corners.
Lightening bugs guide the path
Plotting the maze
That sets you free

Hiding in a bush
Listening to the crickets chirp
Wondering what else lies beside you.
Mind playing tricks

Hair prickles from your neck
Like a porcupine
Goosebumps swell
As you run through the forest to safety

Five, ten, fifteen, twenty, twenty-five
Here I come!
Wandering blindly
One foot in front of the other

Eyes playing tricks
Voices echoed
Ears ringing
Searching for your prey

Pounding of feet
Running passed like wild elephants
Reaching out to tag one
To release you from hunt

Laughing hysterically
Falling on dewy grass
Missing your chance to be released
Your IT again!


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 1, 2008



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