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When Asked To Write Of What Scares Me

March 27, 2013


When Asked To Write About What Scares Me

I will make no surmise
of what terrorizes; crack no chink
for the unthinkable; damn it all up
but good.

Even prayers, for now, err
on the side of the generic, taking care
to wear camo as you do, my dear.


Draft poem for the incomparable Mama Zen’s prompt on With Real Toads to write about what scares you (out the window and in fifty words or less).  This isn’t really out the window and the picture doesn’t exactly fit the poem, but I like the picture, and I am a bit too scared of what scares me to write about it (though I thought it a great prompt.)   I’ve rewritten a couple of times since posting!  

I’m sorry that I’ve been a bit slow returning comments of late.  A terribly busy time.  I will get back to anyone I’ve missed.