Slamming Doors

Trapper Markelz
1 min readOct 13, 2020
Photo by Morgan Vander Hart on Unsplash

A skunk settles over the evening
laying down scent
like a comforter, prickly
and glinting in the heat.

I stretch my feet, listening
to bedrooms above with pacing
squeaks and dropping nickels;
a toll charged for safe sleeping.



Trapper Markelz

Trapper Markelz (he/him) is a poet who writes from Boston, MA. His work has appeared in numerous journals and publications. Check out