Silhouettes

Shadows dance on the wall
Claws dripping death
Faces set with fangs
Tentacles reaching out
From beyond sodden graves:
Against an orange luminous
The candelabra brings alive
Fears from another lifetime
Silhouettes from the wild,
The ones I fail to pacify!
Ravage my peace of mind!

Anxiety

Rescue me fromThe web of cerebrationCrushing my innardsClutching my heartMaddening my soulWith another boutOf stifling anxiety!Thoughts growingLike tendrils within meSqueezing, squishingBody, spirit, inside outSquirming in my brainTwisted imaginationTriggering a volcanoOf anguish fear, guiltThe demons they win;Primeval joy, lost in the din!