Demons and Boogeys – hour 12, prompt 12


terror come alive

vile, scary stuff

as opposed to fiction

whatever it be

for me, is freaky

the demons and boogeys

crawling out of the shadows, trees

are Covid and death

horrors haunting our breath

crushing lungs,

killing loved ones

have people praying and preying

living in nightmares

been hanging out in my mind

began an ugly reality, unreal

some October afternoon

bubbled up on its own

in the East

brewing in November

it came to us

seething, gasping for air

like “The Stand” idea

from an 11 year old

in 1957.

– Sandra Johnson

(Reference: Stephen King’s novel, The Stand and using words in the last line of his book Danse Macabre.)



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