Why beneath the surface lie the things we fear the most?
The thin line under water
The father and the Holy Ghost
The bottom of the mattress just above the floor
The crack of dark crunching behind the closet door
images behind eyelids of imaginary truth
The bitter shove to meaningless when we no longer have our youth
Wearing a cloak of Loneliness in a planet filled with billions
Caged in want when so very few have all the millions
Scraping at the veneer of a previously solid mind
Kicking away the covers in fear of being confined.
The hooded man you pass on the street
Someone you don’t know
Be afraid be small be tall
That other religion
The couple dressed in black
The positive pregnancy test from your first date attack
Is fear our protector
Or just our lack of understanding
Can we learn to overcome
What holds our thoughts so real
And break through the surface of our greatest fear?
May 17, 2021