One step, two step,

three step, four.

Something lies beyond

my front door.

 

Five step, six step,

seven and eight.

I wonder who it is.

It’s gotten really late.

 

Nine step, ten step.

Then a few more.

I feel my gut clenching

and fear rising in my core.

 

Halted steps, frozen feet.

I wonder what lies beyond.

I’m afraid of what I’ll see

if I turn the porch light on.

 

Image: Kendall Parker

 

 

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