over your shoulder

keys between the fingers

pepper spray dangles

what about walking at night


and terrifies


perhaps they go hand in hand

icy air ripping at the lungs

praying that headlights rush past you

and keep moving

keep driving


approach each corner with hesitation

no headphones

remain aware of your surroundings

text updates the closer you get to your


“made it home safe”

One thought on “over your shoulder

  1. I love the realism of this poem. It paints a great visual and I can see it all in my mind and feel the feelings involved. Thank you for writing and sharing

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