Motionless!

Intrigued could not help but notice her

sitting on the metal bench

just motionless as he waited for a bus

was she real he surmised

fixated on a  smartly dressed woman

whose face began to change

into the form of a reptilian beast

his focus on reality ceased!

 

Knocking into a passerby with force

they retaliated hitting out

in frustration he made a quick exit

perplexed at what he saw

managed to get his bus was relieved

to be leaving the area

then noticed the woman on the bus

under his breath did cuss!

 

Tried to ignore her but glanced around

certain others faces blurred

now paranoid thinking this was absurd

why was he seeing these images

thinking what could have caused this

the only difference on this day

had bought drops for his tired dry eyes

had they exposed a hidden disguise!

 

He sat uncertain what to do anymore

these were regular passengers

who he had traveled with every day

many were not human beings

that thought made his skin clammy

for the first time was tense

as they all acted perfectly ordinary

this situation was so scary!

 

Approaching his stop his eyes felt dry

dared not put in more drops

so he clumsily and cautiously got off

and watched the bus drive away

confused at what he had just witnessed

every shadow was a challenge

so glad his house was coming into sight

certain everything would be alright!

 

His wife had the dinner ready on the table

her husband was punctual

yet by morning light had not come home

sat in front of congealed food

she never heard her husband’s voice again

not aware of his discovery

left to an empty future to face the nightmare

oblivious with aliens the air did share!

 

You never know who you are sitting next to!

 

#TheFoureyedPoet.

 

 

Locked Within!

Locked within his own mind he just laid

after the heart attack

that came suddenly  without warning

in a comatose condition

to those around him motionless in bed

nothing direct could be said!

 

Had always hoped to retain his dignity

not gazed upon with pity

only lingering on for his families sake

after the years of hard work

certainly not his choice to visibly decay

laying there on display!

 

Not for him to be unable to communicate

prolonging their deep grief

this loving father wanted peaceful release

remembered as an active man

if only he could smile and talk as they sat

instead of being helpless and flat!

 

He waited for his merciful release!

 

The Foureyed Poet.

 

 

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