• Vol. 05
  • Chapter 03
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Fear of the Unknown

Through the dust
Came a rugged form
Twisting and contorting its body
Into unheard of shapes.

I stood by with my
Heart racing and my hands
Trying to wring themselves
Free of tremors.
God wouldn't greet
Me this way,
I thought—
Surely, this thing is of the Devil.

That is where my mind
Ran off to...
It was in a hurry and
Before I could get my feet
To work, my mind was spinning
Circles all around us.
So, I said to my body,
"It's now or never."
And now came before
I could lean into the wind.

The figure moaned,
Groaned, and shouted
Gurgly expletives, bothered
By a persistent moon
Lighting up the sky.


Fear of the Unknown

Have I done something wrong?
Is this my punishment?

Fear broke into my heart
And chased me several blocks
As I tried to outrun the
Beast from the blue dust.
One step, two steps, three steps
And it was on my heels!

Before I could scream,
My legs twitched,
My arms flailed, and
The sunlight stole a kiss.
My eyes opened to a new day.

It was only a dream.