Someone sitting with their face covered by their knees

f. e. a. r.

Poem by Shawkin Kabir ’21

One comment

F

E

A

R

It was here
The giant
Darkness
Enveloped her
Through the air
Through the sky
Through every
Possible
Vehicle
That could transmit
The sinister
Laugh
Pain
And
Anguish
It used all the vacant spots
That could bring it to the goal

She tried
Running
Running from the tight grip
The grip
That kept getting tighter
Grasping her hood
Then her hand
Her arm
She tried squirming
Doing what she could
To get away
To 
Get
Away

It was too late
It got her

The giant blanket of harshness
Covered her
Wrapped her in
Refusing to let go
Never
Wanting
To
Let
Go
Covering every
Possible
Exit
Making sure
To crush her
Every part of her
Everything that could help
Her
Escape
You can’t leave me
You will never leave me

The struggle was over
She thought
She knew
It was done
It got her
Every part of her
There was no point
In trying to escape

She sat there
Inside the belly
Of the beast
Hopeless and broken
But she felt it
That one
Moment
Of a possibility
Of her light
And hope
The giant missed in crushing
It could never crush all of it

So she tried
And tried
Kicked
Pushed
And pulled
And slipped through
The giant’s arms
Running
And running
After its defeat
And free
She smiled
I did leave you

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