Tag Archives: Bloodcurdling

Mr Jangled

Bloodcurdling – Word of the Day

1_Shocked-woman-looking-at-spider.jpg

Photo: http://www.mirror.co.uk

Mr Jangled

Sitting contented,
sipping a mellow red
staring out the window,
as Peer Gynt is coming to apotheosis,
when my senses are rent,
shredded, jangled,
as a bloodcurdling “aaiieee”
pierces the air.
A portent?
I run,
imagining the worst,
apprehensive, heart pumping,
I push through the door,
not knowing what carnage I might find,
and confused,
taking in the incongruous scene,
I burst into laughter,
a spider on the floor,
my wife on a chair,
eyes dilated in terror,
speechless and
pointing a deadly shoe.
The spider released,
whiskey in hand,
some smooth Dianna Krall to
unjangle with.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

Paul,

pvcann.com

20 Comments

Filed under Free Verse, life, nature, poem