It rises slowly, catching in my throat
The bile, thick, putrid, unable to swallow
A stench, repulsive, permeates my senses
Helpless, shaken, frozen in place

My eyes closed, or are they
I can’t see. Don’t want to see, afraid
Something evil has invaded my space
And I do not want to give it shape or form
I already know its name.

In my imagination I sink, cower
Drawing refuge from the shadows
Mind racing, shutting out rational thought
Seeking instead avenues of mental escape
It is too late. I am devoured
By fear.

About oldmainer

I am retired and live in southern Maine with my wife and two dogs. I started Oldmainer .wordpress.com as an outlet for my occasional opinions and random observations, with some poetry thrown in. I welcome anyone that wants to kick back and join me here on the porch, exploring all the gifts we have been given and the memories collected. Thanks for stopping by.
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