Dogs 2013

RANDOM DREAD
(11/19/13)


the fear
hits us
from time
to time

nothing
specific

just an
overwhelming
sensation
that something
really bad
is about
to crush
down
upon us

at any
second

we know
that these
are the same
unnamed demons
that haunt
our everyday
existence

but some days
we are weak

we are sick

we are depressed
or otherwise
vulnerable

to the point
where the entire
universe seems
to hang precariously
over
our heads

waiting
to eradicate us
with its
enormity

we cannot
predict when
these natural
or preternatural
negative aspects
will darken
our horizons

we only
understand
that when they do
they cannot
be ignored
or reasoned
away

we each
retreat
in our own
particular fashions
to conceal ourselves
until these unfathomable
thunderheads
finally pass

maybe
a bit embarrassed
as others
shake their heads
at us
wondering why
we are so
afraid

we know
that in the very
near future
we will be able
to smile away
the sensation

but right
now
we suffer unseemly
from the unseen

we do take
some comfort
in the fact
that those
shaking their heads
will very soon
have reason
to cower
as well