Within the Walls

I slept within the walls
Squeezed between the heavy plaster
Smothered by insulation and
Tangled in wires

A kick of my heal
Breaks through into yellowed light
Exposing studs from their shadows and
Scattering dust

Condensation drops upon me from a pipe above
Turning skin to sticky paste
Gathering pink fiberglass feathers
Clumpy like a half-plucked flamingo

A brown mouse looks at the strange scene
Incuriously resting on its hind
Before pit-a-patting away
To find something more palatable.

I shut my eyes till I see the stars
And hear the moon’s light
Singing a lullaby
Marking an end to this night

Be well,



  1. murisopsis says:

    Insomnia or a fever?? Very vivid description!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Monty Vern says:

      This was a bit of a dream then an imaginative journey from there.


  2. Kathleen says:

    What a nightmare! Glad you escaped. I was right there with you…

    Liked by 1 person

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