Dogs 2013

DEVIL OF A DOUBT
(6/26/13)


I watch
those
movies

I want
to be
scared

demons

possession

exorcism

questions
of soul

life
and death

they're
good stories

thought
provoking

however
I shake
my head
at discussions
of God
and Satan

Heaven
and Hell

I read
The Bible

The Apocrypha

The Koran

mystics
of all
sects

looking
for answers
beyond
our prehistoric
superstition

but find
nothing

still
the chills
come

hairs
stand
on end

an uneasiness
overwhelms me
when staring
too long
into the dark

into mirrors

into dreams

my mind
tells me
that something
is there

my body
senses nothing
but my mental
paranoia
of the paranormal

teetering
on the precipice
of primal
fear

but
when everything
experienced
is a thirtieth
of a second
removed
from reality
who knows
what ghosts
lurk
in that interim

no one
breathing
can ever
know for sure
and faith
seems flimsy
these days

maybe
I should stick
to sporting events
and detective novels
for entertainment

where only
human frailty
will haunt me
into the
night