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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Late Night Reading


by Ed Teja

I know I'll sleep fitfully tonight
lie awake in my bed
reading nefarious meaning into all I hear.
I may even have to avoid the dark completely;
keep all the lights burning bright.

For my stomach is knotted with fear;
my optimism is vanquished,my energy spent.
I made the mistake of reading,
late into the night
a story that promised little but fright.
It was bent on creating vivid images, 
on filling my head
With horrifying scenes
And thoughts 
of murderous intent.

copyright 2012, Ed Teja all rights reserved