Dare I? – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

#2022 November PAD Chapbook Challenge

Day 11 11.11.22

Prompt: write a scary poem.

Dare I?

The chasm looms large,
dark edges frittering,
sand folding,
feet too near,
the wet of my back pools,
prickly skinned neck ripples
running my surface cold,
goosbumps rise,
mouth a dry drought,
the moment arrives,
dare I?

Copyright 2022 ©Paul Vincent Cannon

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Filed under Free Verse, November 2022 PAD Chapbook Challenge, poem

8 responses to “Dare I? – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. I particularly appreciate the physicality of this poem.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. lync56

    Fantastic poem


    Liked by 1 person

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