Turn It Off!

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub:  Haibun Monday - Fear
(posted by Frank J. Tassone

"Write a poem that reflects fear."

Remember it clearly.  My sister and I were watching
The Twilight Zone, trying to stay brave.  The episode
opened with a woman lying in a hospital bed, face 
wrapped in bandages.  Tension built as nurses began
to remove the bandage.  The woman was beautiful.
Shadowed doctors recoiled in horror.  'Sorry Doctor,
no change'. Then camera pans to doctors.  We shrieked!
Their faces were all distorted like pigs.

To this day, we still cannot watch that episode.

        rumble in tree
        spring branches filled with birdsong
        hawk invades, sparrows split


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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3 Responses to Turn It Off!

  1. Sadje says:

    I haven’t seen this one. Sounds really frightening.


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