Written for dVerse Poets Pub: What Are You Afraid Of? (posted by Mish)
As our fears range from large scale and ominous to the simple worries of everyday life, they all have an effect on our decisions, our happiness and well being. One way to validate them is to write about them. So for today’s Poetics, I am asking you to open up and share your fear(s) with us in a poem.
Of phobias, I have a few,
standing in darkness will not do;
a state of panic will ensue.
Then there is fear of crowded spaces
where sweat beads up, and heart races.
Backseat of two-door car? Can’t face it.
Right now the election raises my hackles,
oh, to put Donald Trump in shackles
with a few other likewise jackals.