Thursday, February 2, 2012

A Flash Friday 55 Offering: The Hunger


startled awake
by creak, creak, creaking
of stair boards ‘neath a heavy weight

dreading sound
of feet slowly creep, creep, creeping
up steps, nearing closer

feigning sleep
to squeak, squeak, squeaking
of door yielding entry

eyes squeeze shut
to hot, heavy breaths…
cold, demanding tongue…

rapacious hunger,
incessant , impatient...

So much for sleeping in. 





(Daisy, not so patiently waiting)



25 comments:

Heaven said...

I don't have a pet but I can imagine the scene clearly... nice 55 ~

Happy day ~

Daydreamertoo said...

Haha...I can so relate to this. I have a little 10 pound Yorkie and though he's a good boy, if I want a sleep in, I have to stay up late the night before so that he goes out as late as he can, so, I get a sleep in! LOL
Great 55 :)

G-Man said...

Pollyanna...
You wuz freakin me out Sistah!
Loved your Creaky 55
What a sweet Baby you have.
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

hedgewitch said...

Yeah i was getting a bit creeped out too till I saw Daisy. Thank goodness our door can't be opened by a cold nose, or we'd have a pair in bed with us. Great 55.

razzamadazzle said...

What a picture perfect ending! I love this!

Yvonne Osborne said...

Nice use of repetition.
You had me by the throat there for a minute.

Brian Miller said...

lol..and then the cold nose hits your cheek...and you are fully awake...ha fun 55 polly

TALON said...

Loved this, Polly! And could totally relate. My older dog, Riley, is suddenly in the habit of this type of midnight intrusion. Faking sleep never deters him either :)

Cad said...

A rude awakening! LOL

MorningAJ said...

I have cats like that! Great 55,
I'm up here.

Dani said...

Tongue and cheek ... this 55
She has such an innocent face :)

TortugaRachel said...

Rofl, sounds like my dog wanting to go out!

izzy said...

Good one! love the sneak and creep;
That is why I have learned to mostly
shut my door!

Jenny said...

Ha! I was holding my breath here, Miss Polly, worrying about what was coming next.

Ahhh...

You joke.

Hooray.

Thanks for the smile!

This was fabulous.

Mama Zen said...

Oh, wow! It's my life in 55 words!

Tifiny said...

powerful repetitions. well done.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Very fun! Daisy looks like a sweetheart.
Happy weekend. jj

Sue said...

heehee

Horrific and hilarious, one after the other.

Well done!

=)

Raven said...

Horrifically cute...and I know the feeling. Have two Labs. :)

Splendid Little Stars said...

ha ha ha! awesome!
You had us going there!

Wander said...

I liked this poem:-)

http://wanderwithoutbeinglost.blogspot.com/2012/02/sleeper-must-awaken.html

Doctor FTSE said...

Lovely canine twist!

FrankandMary said...

I'll take him if it is a problem.
~Mary ;-)

Christine said...

we have a golden lab and I would be screaming if he did that, because I know where his mouth has been (litter box in the garage) lol terrific

Margaret said...

That is why I love cats.... but, alas we have three dogs... good thing I'm able to go back to sleep!

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