Written for: Poetic Asides November 2016 Chapbook Challenge – Day 6. Write a phobia poem.
My heart stops, my throat squeezes tight,
arms flail like I am in a fight.
A sudden blackout? sweat-drenched fright.
Don’t shut that light, don’t shut that light.
No time to adjust my wild eyes,
they lurk, those creatures who surprise
you, grab you–there’s no compromise.
Best not defy, best not defy.