• Tyler Buckley

Near The Castle

Updated: May 13

From an open window

in a strange room on a cold night

I heard an old man

cackling rhythmically

from a soiled sleeping bag

on the pavement nearby.


It was a craze,

utter disbelief in the state of things

and the irony

of his ragged yet successful escape.


I empathised,

despite my own ugly contribution

to the farce.


Less like the old man cackling

and more like my paperless typewriter,

I am but an ornament diverted from purpose.


Lulled by his vocal deliverance

into restless sleep under synthetic duvet,

I awaited the bell

inevitably followed by the pantyhose,

the loafers.


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Tyler is a closet creative writer and freelance business writer. She spends her time drifting

between Southern Thailand, Northern England and her childhood stomping ground, the

United States.


Connect with her on Instagram at tyler.k.buckley


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