#QueerBlogWed: Wednesday Words

On August 24, 2022, P.T. Wyant posted at ptwyant.com a Wednesday Words prompt: ‘You wake to the sound of someone screaming’.

This poem was the result…

Screams awaken you to shuddering fear

You find yourself in the lonely darkness

Surrounded by silence, snoring, and soft breathing 

Even the cats are asleep, undisturbed

You were sure you heard the cry

Your certainty is mocked by the quiet

Your heart races, denying you were dreaming

Still you try to lie back, force yourself to relax

Try to get some rest while you can

You have so much you had to do tomorrow

Yet your body continues to spasm with fear

A remembered terror you cannot release

Listening to your breath in the waiting silence. 


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