north by northwest

any other time i’d be excited about  finally makin’ this journey

after two cancellations for pleasure   business has made the final call…

i woke up in the night to the feel of the unecessary scar

 throbbing to the beat  of a stranger’s knife…

dread crept in as i ran my hand the length of the cut     tracing it lightly with questionmarks

i felt its design   yet still wonder of its reason…

its a big city      lots to get lost in

i doubt there will be any artillery aimed          toward the part of the city i need to be in

yet staying out of coffeehouses and bookstores  avoiding possibilities

isn’t the way i want to spend my spare time…

we are too old to feud with strangers        in strange towns

particularly when          you can barely remember what initiated

the unneccesary duel in the first place…

 in senseless battles       there are no winners or losers    

only one waking in the night      with momentary panic

fluttering around her edges         at the idea of entering a town

filled with such untenable                  animosity

About lindalou5150

as exercise or exorcism, i write...for the eyes of others, for my eyes and heart only, for the love and the rage, i release the gamut of tell the truth and say what's often thought but not written...
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