For My Child









Anxiously glancing around

Reasonless fear in the back of the neck

Apprehension that there just might be….  

Creepy crawlies crawling

Hypnotically staring at 8 hairy legs, 8 unblinking eyes

Never quite safe

Onrush of paralysis 

Panic washing over mind and body

Helpless victim of horror and dread

Obsession with shadows and dark corners

Bottomless fear indoors and out

Immobilized, frozen, unable to fight or run

Anguish, never ending anguish


If only I could help you, my poor little boy!