The Wife Eater

Entering the lonely house
I saw him for the first time
A boogeyman perhaps it was
Something other or some sort
Of lower carrion but was familiar
A doppelganger that came crawling
He came and I saw him crouching
Night after nightmare in the lilies
I was hidden in the new moon
Peering from behind the thicket
Watching him make his way
A mass of invisible yet misty form
Blackness that moved in the stillness
A shape shifting amid the shadows
A momentary glimpse I could not take
A closer look at him - I dared not
For reasons that escape me
For fear of those gleaming eyes
On fire as a narcotic in the needle
Revealed in the origins
Yearning under such a ragged moon
Moving along lumbering slow
My concerns were with my wife
Who was asleep inside
But might have awoke by now
Though I knew I should take action
I was puzzled over what to do
There shivering and hiding alone
Watching the way he moved
Each step he neared the gates
He came, and I saw him
Where he was crouching
Night after nightmare
A momentary glimpse of gleaming
Nightmares came to me in the night
Like the scented nightshade grows
Though I knew I should act at once
He came, and he seemed to turn
Shapes loose and winding
Within the shadows watching me
Although I knew I should stop
But that night I never did anything
For reasons that I did not then
And I still do not understand
I allowed him to slither past my gaze
Blackness that moved past me now
It was like seeing him for the first time
Entering the lonely house with my wife
Slowly locking himself in with her
So that in the morning she was cold
And drained by him on the floor
There was only I a cowardly fool
Who sat and watched it all
And did nothing in the least
To stop the devouring lust
Of the devilish creature
That was the wife eater

© 2012 Bibi

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thecrazzykylex 4 years ago from Incredible India!

Great beginning and ending. You successfully kept that momentum. Loved it! Voted up and appreciated


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bibi16 4 years ago from Phoenix Arizona Author

Thank you so so much Crazzykylex...I almost didn't post this one, thought maybe it was too meaty. But apparently not for you..LOL!!!


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

Very heavy....very dark....very well done!


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PHILLYDREAMER 4 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

Man that's rough. Poor wife. This sounds like it could be a series. Are you planning on writing more?


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bibi16 4 years ago from Phoenix Arizona Author

Thanks billy. I was in a kinda low bloodsugary place when wrote this. And it was late...I get kinda spooky on days like that. LOL!


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bibi16 4 years ago from Phoenix Arizona Author

Geez I don't know PhillyD. I didn't expect the guys would be into this one. I actually half expected it to get pulled off site or flagged. Hmmmm....I have other stuff similar, darksidey. I will have to eat some more wifey...I mean waffles and ponder this. LMAO!


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PHILLYDREAMER 4 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

I was thinking more on the lines of a Moby Dick plot line. The husband scarred by this event vows revenge and spends his whole life looking for this monster to kill it, it has a lot of potential.

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