Afraid

Something is waiting for me outside –
It beckons with a creepy smile
Covered in black, it chills me,
making my insides swirl;
As the bile rises,
my throat feels choked,
my thoughts race,
I feel
fear

(c) Sanch V @ Sanch Writes (23 May 2017)

12 thoughts on “Afraid

  1. Shailaja says:

    That was so chilling! You can sense the presence of it like a real, living creature, which sometimes is exactly what fear is like.

  2. Shantala says:

    Chilling narration, Sanch. You have conveyed the essence of the word in just a few well-crafted words. Nicely done.

  3. nate says:

    I like your choice to place the fear outside. For me, home is a sanctuary, so the idea that all the bad in the world is on the other side of the door felt true.

  4. Shilpa Gupte says:

    Your words bring to mind the ever present fear, cloaked in black that has haunted me for years together. It is really all a figment of our imagination, yet, we keep feeding it and succumb to it without even putting up a good fight.

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