A matter of life and death

This week’s 52 word challenge was tough: I had to start with the prompt “It stared at me”. Here is what I came up with (prompt not part of word count):

It stared at me
And I stared back
I had to end it
Terminate its life
Before it got inside me
And stole my breath
I waited till its eyes closed
And with one swift move
Of my pencil
I added a full stop
As the poem breathed its last
I was reborn
To write again


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