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MIDNIGHT QUEEN (Part 2)


Midnight Queen


It was the eve of Halloween

when all but the moon

went dark and unseen,

except for the glow

of lanterns lit

along the street

on Madison Row.

When down the walk

came Midnight Queen

looking for food,

or mice to stalk.

A pumpkin like torch,

with a smiling face 

sat perched on a porch

when a door opened wide, 

and a quaint, old woman

welcomed her inside.

Dressed all in black,

she had light-colored eyes

 that glowed and twinkled  

like the stars in the skies.

Could this be fate, 

for Midnight Queen to

a find a home on

Halloween?

______________

Joyce E. Johnson (2013)

MIDNIGHT QUEEN

Black cat

MIDNIGHT QUEEN

She walks the street

alone and aloof,

hides in the shadows

quiet and discreet.

She knows no place

she can call her own,

sad eyes and hunger

written on her face.

She licks at sores

from abuse and neglect

like thrown out trash

that collects outdoors.

Mangy and unkempt

She gleans what she can

living off refuse

where the homeless slept.

___________

Joyce E. Johnson (2013)

The continuing saga of Midnight Queen

will return next week on Halloween. 🙂

Joyce E. Johnson (Oct. 2013)


Posted October 23, 2013 by Joyce in Poems, Short Fiction

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