Fear

by Joan McNerney Sneaks under shadows lurking in corners ready to rear its head folded in neat lab reports charting white blood cells over the edge running wild. Or hiding along icy roads when day ends with sea gulls squalling through steel grey skies. Brake belts wheeze and whine snapping apart careening us against the long cold night. Official white envelopes stuffed with subpoenas wait at the mailbox. Memories of hot words burning razor blades slash across our faces Fires leap from rooms where twisted wires dance like miniature skeletons. We stand apart inhaling this mean air choking on our … Continue reading Fear