Subtle Terrors

You felt it
didn’t you?
That moment
hair on back of neck
straight
shiver
down spine
glance around
all alone
own house
where is this fear
where is this sense of terror
breath stopping
heart pounding
waiting
knowing
something is there
reaching out
skeletal
cold
fingers
scream
laugh
onto lap cat jumps
leaving self shaking
no sense of fear
of worry
eyes back to t.v.
movie still playing.
Notice not
staring off
corner
grumbles of discontent
hiss
growling
hush
settle down
never know
kitty can see
what you cannot
salivating in the corner.
©Nov. 5/20
Picture via Pinterest