‘Wordslast’ by Stephen Daniels

Wordslast

Now she shouted shutwindow
Shutwindow now she shouted
So I said windowshut
Windowshut I said so

Opendoor now please come in I said
I said Please come in now opendoor
Dooropen now she screamed at me
Now at me she screamed dooropen

Lockedgate She demanded now
She demanded lockedgate now
I replied gatelocked now
Now gatelocked I replied

Now she questioned clearroad
Clearroad now she questioned
Roadclear now I answered incorrectly
Incorrectly I answered roadclear now

Wideeyes she pleaded with me
With me she pleaded wideeyes
Eyeswide I struggled to tell her
I struggled to tell her eyeswide

Handhold she asked me to
She asked me to handhold
Holdhand I said closing my eyes
Closing my eyes I said holdhand
 
 
Stephen Daniels was born in Swindon, England in 1980. He is a marketing director and the editor of Amaryllis Poetry. His poetry has been published in various online magazines and websites. Twitter @stephendaniels