A Pain in the Neck…

 

pain in the neck

 

I’ve got a pain

Sitting on my neck…

.

It’s a scrawny little beast

But has pointy teeth

And long claws.

.

It tends to show up after sundown

When the shadows are gone

Making space for the dark.

.

I’ve got some ice

Running down my spine

When I think of those

Who are prowling in the night;

.

For…

I realize

That only a thin line

Separates

Civility from barbarism

Normality from insanity

Tolerance from intolerance

People from boogeyman

Sympathy from violence

Sane from sick

Balanced from psychotic

Rational from outer space…

.

An equally thin barrier –

Physical this one –

Such as a simple lock

Or a thin glass pane

Represents all our protection

From varmint and plague.

.

And it is after midnight

That the thoughts get creepy

And lucidity dictates

That thin barriers

Are no match

For evil.

.

Better go to bed early…!

~~~*~~~

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