Kelly Seale

(12-17-1958 / Norfolk, Va. USA)

'Backroads'


The darkness of predawn, how the cool wind bites my lips
The stars winking at me, as my eyes adjust
Feeling a slight numbness in my fingertips
The drive in, filled with such solitude
Alone in my thoughts, never before have I felt so wide awake
A sudden chill creeps into my bones, a ghostly apparition
Causes me an involuntary shake
I stop dead in my tracks, the dust settles in
As you hover over me, grinning
And enter my skin.

Submitted: Monday, July 30, 2012
Edited: Tuesday, July 31, 2012

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This experience happened one early summer morning on my way to work through the desert... on 'Backroads.'

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  • Rookie - 86 Points Amanda Laurent (10/21/2012 11:17:00 PM)

    I can feel this moment of isolation in life that you've captured, and feel the chill seep into my bones too! Loved it. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 4,890 Points Kelly Seale (8/26/2012 8:16:00 PM)

    (Big Smiles) Thanks Ashleigh, this experience happened to me one early morning drive to work, I penned it as soon as I got there, capturing the moment, the emotions raw and fresh! Thanks for reading me! ! ; -)
    -Kelly. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 4,890 Points Ashleigh Catherine (8/26/2012 7:49:00 AM)

    WOW soo haunting and eerie but in a good way, this is expressed in so much detail I felt as if I was there with you. Your writing is amazing, keep it up! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 4,890 Points Kelly Seale (8/21/2012 7:17:00 PM)

    Thank you Silentpoet Grl, I thought so too! thanks for reading Me again! ; -)
    -Kelly (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 4,890 Points Kelly Seale (8/18/2012 10:08:00 PM)

    Thank you Christopher Blazo, It was an experience that I'll always remember! Thanks for reading and comments!
    -Kelly. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 4,890 Points Chris Blazo (8/17/2012 10:25:00 PM)

    I like this image. Of being as it seems to be the only one up at this time of day. A new day to new start. I like the flow of it too. Thanks. (Report) Reply

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