It’s Dark in the Park

It’s Dark in the Park

 

A twilight stroll

in the hinterland of a central park

is a curious place, of moving shadows

and shades of grey.

 

Footsteps echo along paths.

Snickering couples in the dark.

A flashlight from park control,

highlights a pooch on cruise control.

 

It’s a time of light inversely proportional to volume.

The evening chorus of deafening birds,

crickets and frogs create a cacophony

somehow in symphony.

 

Creatures from horror movies enter the mind.

Breathe quickens under glittering eyes

hidden in bushes of various size.

Foxes, rabbits or dogs, it’s hard to say;

it could just be a couple of gays.

 

You speed up but hear your tail gather pace.

Is it a serial killer or a giant nut-seeking squirrel?

You can’t wait and dash towards the gate!

 

© Tania Dias

 

 

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