Safe

 

The terror placates you.

Such a lovely instrument.

Blissfully overt

and obvious.

Oh, so effective.

Never had the need

to cordon,

or escalate.

The fear has always

been enough

to overwhelm you.

Coach you in your horror.

Counsel your anxieties.

Show you the endless forms

of your enemies.

Subtly displace

your sense of self

with something else,

or better yet,

leave you with nothing.

You’ll come to me

grateful

that I made you

safe from the world.

 

  

HG – 2022

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