Dealing With Ourselves

Running from ghosts
Shadows lurking
Howling winds
Rattling nerves
Hiding from them
Shying from them
Ignoring them
Until they visit
In dreaming hours
The Sandman’s spell
Cast with nightmares
No place to escape
A raw pallet
Bare and honest
Snags the pain
No tub to drown in
To wash thoughts away
Eyes wide open
Must be faced
No turning or avoiding
The unlikables
Those grimy traits
Monsters made of
Are to be stared down
Talked down
Worked down
Dealt with
Until they fall silent
No longer looking
To be part of life

Debbie Gravett © 2020.05.27

RDP: Snag
Image by Evren Ozdemir from Pixabay

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