The Window of Intimacy: A Study in Stalking – Sunday Whirl “wordle”

It is an illness, it is illegal, it is a terrible obsession/compulsion, and it wrecks the lives of its victims and the victim’s friends and families…

The Sunday Whirl blog invites writers to write a poem or short prose using some or all of the “wordle’s” 12 word.

This week’s words are:

The Window of Intimacy – A Study in Stalking

I go on sprees, sprees, sprees.
I download art, art, art.
I type “naked body” in the search box.
I stare at this or that hot part.

It takes away my breath, breath, breath.
A fearsome use in solitude.
Then I leave and stare though windows,
Hope to see a semi-nude.

What reserves inside me flutters,
Intimate outsider I remain.
My face reflected like a painted primitive
While I’m stalking through the pane.

I’ve written love notes to them.
They’ve filed orders keeping me away
I’ve shuttered windows in my mind
To keep thoughts of their nakedness at bay.

But I still, still, still
go on sprees, sprees, sprees.
It’s no use, use, use:
Help me, stop me,
            … please.

Randy Mazie


19 thoughts on “The Window of Intimacy: A Study in Stalking – Sunday Whirl “wordle”

  1. Ah, I see…’Intimate outsider’ combination caught you too. Yes, similar, yet far apart.
    Nicely wordled indeed. Muses are allowed to run a muck…people aren’t. So ‘They’ say.

  2. Randy, you might terrify some readers with this. Very powerful and I believe you have captured the personality of the stalker quite well here.


    • It’s story that we often put on the back burner until it makes horrific headlines and sells TV time and other media resources/outlets.

      But it slithers in the daily lives of so many innocent people, and is an illness that needs more attention, funding and study, and intervention – legally and psychologically.

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