|Photo by Talon|
When darkness fills the dewdrop air
and light the moonbeam sky
drifting shadows tease the night
with nightmare's lonely cry.
Creaky limbs sway back and forth
scratch shutters, window screens
while pitter-patter footsteps
slip-slap floors in stifled screams.
The boy's imagination
hears squeaking 'neath his bed
looks down and much to his surprise
sees his mom's old friend, now dead.
And faster than a fleeing mouse
he hears a cackle from the skull
the skeleton comes after him
the piercing scream is all but dull.
Prompt inspiration: IGWRT Weekend Photo Challenge by Talon, Fireblossom's cat