Entry - MAG Poetry Prize 2009


by gemma fisher

Night time falls
Time to go
I creep downstairs
Move so slow
I want to look back
But look straight ahead
Go into the darkness
Leave you in your bed
The kids are out in force
Music blaring out
Cans in hand, hoodies up
Looking for a fight
Fire burning in me
You, you keep it alit
Flames of passion
You started it

Starting to rain
I walk on by
Desire in my heart
Tears in the sky

Get home
And go to my bed
Close my eyes
Want you instead

Can't be together
Must sleep apart
Wanted to stay
But she needs your heart 

Added: 18.04.2009