Friday, April 10, 2009

The Unknown


They feed in the darkness.
When you think your mind is playing tricks on you,
But you can’t deny the jump your heart makes
or the breath stuck in your throat that is long overdue.

They feed in the darkness.
When you hear the floor creak and the sound of heavy shoes
But pretend you are already fast asleep
And not wondering what it is—or whose

They feed in the darkness
When you’re forced to consider not only the 'maybes' of the present
But also the ‘what-ifs' of the past
And that is when the ghosts start their descent

They feed in the darkness. They feed on fear.
They feed when you're all alone.
And not one soul is safe.
Because, who doesn't fear the unknown?


  1. We all fear those 'bumps in the night'.

  2. ooooooooooooooooooohhhhhh they feed in the darkness for sure but they also cast shadows in the light and cause the fears to surface!

  3. I think night is the best time to concentrate. On anything. Nothing so scary about that!

    as discussed in a writer's workshop

    Kill Word Verification

  4. Oh, they do, they do! Scary, indeed! Well written...