What Are You Afraid Of?

August 15, 2018

Cough the scratch in your throat

Swallow the lump

You're desert parched

The world is blurred through flooded eyes

Blink, quick, so no one sees


But who would?

You're all alone here.


How can that be?

There are people all around

The buzz of chatter

So loud

You can't make out any words

But no one looks to you


A sunken stone-

your heart plunges to your stomach


Something's wrong

Move your feet!

Get out of there!

Grab someone!

Shake them!

Make them see you!



Keep running


Blood vibrating in your legs-

drumming loudly in your ears

Mouth gasping painful breaths

Aching lungs can't be ignored

Gut churning, boiling




Open your eyes

Where are you?


Smack of concrete on your knees-

you fall


Sobbing, choking, tears-

water on your cheeks


Shout, cry for help


You ran no where

Or it's all the same there


You're surrounded, but you're all alone


All alone and drowning in your fear.



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