things that bump and thump at night
and spiders give me quite a fright
When cars go “beep!” or drive too fast
or when I think of nukes amassed
the colour pink, and wild deer
these are all things that cause me fear
an empty cup, a full one too,
a half-filled one and yes, there’s YOU
the number 5, the letter C
are terrifying! Yes-sir-ree!
the smell of grass, the sound of birds
the meanings of some certain words
But I will tell you now, my dear
the thing I’m scared of most is fear.
Written for dVerse, where we’re writing about fears. I’m afraid to admit that the above list is almost entirely fictitious.