NIGHT BROUGHT OVER ME
It was the night felt eerie~
I could feel it down to my bones~
The cold cruel world in which I~
The coyote was slinking nose to ground~
As he figured a way to go~
I realized he meant me no harm.
The moon draped the forest with a grey green light~
It was so hard to make sure nothing of danger neared~
I stood frozen with anticipation reared!
The silence was so quiet a face~
To show would had been a fright~
I held my breathe hushed to be detect less~
On this very uncanny night!
The coyote moved on as if he chored the area~
To his unspoken business he hustled along~
Almost ghostlike his coloring strangely gave him up~
I made sure my presence did not he I disrupt.
The trees were so tightly packed their tops out of sight~
Stars could not reveal their muted plight. ~
I could not help to be alarmed~
Using my eyes to search everywhere~
As I was defenseless~
Not wanting to be caught unaware!
The lake was there but veiled in the dark~
A pointless thought went thru my mind~
Imagining a supernatural being sucking~
Me into the sinister waters~
My body froze until my thoughts altered.
The coyote disappeared as it slipped into dense trees~
He left me more alone than I first imagined~
Now I voiceless~
A peculiar chill came rushing over me!
I show my light to slip away with no incidence~
I am grateful for the peace that washes over as~
I sneak past my fear. ~
Quicker I move my pace to up my speed~
Racing away the scary feelings this~
Night brought over me.
Lisa J. Warner