An itch to scratch (Weekly Prompt #2)

The cat cries

and a baby whines

I’m sat

sullen still

seething with crashed



you held, tore

with such vigour.


In a couple of hours

you’ll be sorry

silent treatment no more

held hands



an apology I want

you to swallow


to lodge in your throat

as you still draw breath

and do not worry

whilst I contemplate

life before and after


commitment, cold pillows

and hollow laughter,


and leaving you?

An itch to scratch

until sleep comes

and today fades

into tomorrow


a good morning

I love you.



WP #2 – an itch to scratch

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