Saturday, February 20, 2010

Evading the It

awoke with a jerk
flooded in adrenalin
tidal wave across my heart

bedside lamp came on
with fumbling
            grasping
   fingers still clumsy from sleep

as the light bloomed
eyes sought
caressing each shadowed surface
in search of the It

terror tingled the nape of my neck
and I willed the air
   in & out
 in & out

the It couldn't follow me out
wasn't lurking by the foot
biding its time

as the pace slowed
     in & out
  breath ragged
licking dry lips
i feel the It leave