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

Safe Haven

It has been said
more than once
that getting to know me
understand me
see beyond me
is a challenging feat.
I seal my lips
asking question
after question
so I need not answer yours.
I fear to open up
panic to think
I must let anyone in
for should they realize
the darkness
the terror
the pain
that I keep buried inside
they weill cease to love me.
How can that be?
People who are meant to love me
have walked away
ran
from me
when the dark came out to play.
leaving me bereft
alone
disheartened.
although with you
I am beginning….
to talk
to share
to show my depth
for within you
within your arms
I have found a safe haven.
Sept. 24/18
Photo by Evgeniy Koryakin on Unsplash