stark fear ...
Have you ever felt fear that is so
that you can feel it in your toenails
...and in the very cuticles that your hair grows out of?
It takes over in waves and comes and goes like the tide of the ocean.
sometimes lower ...
there is a calm that might last for a while ...
The waves gently come up and recede,
gently caressing the beach
Then hurricane season hits
and it comes crashing over the body
like nothing you can control and
not only does it come ashore on the beach ...
but it comes inland ...
causing havoc ..
and tearing up everything in it's path.
The winds roar
the rain beats down
the roofs are torn off the very shelters they provide
Safety is gone ... and injuries take place.
Window's made to look out at the world ... so beautiful
are broken, shattered
thrown inside and out ...
step on it and
you'll have a cut so
you'll need stitches
it will leave a
The rain falls in the wind,
the recently uncovered shelters
ugly masses, useless.
Destruction. Everywhere ...