Those are the ones I just couldn’t write.
I had them all there before me shining in
An acoustic monster, a dark monologue, a demon
I just couldn’t prod even though it is standing right
in front of me every single day.
No scuba diving into those black oceans of my soul
for me. Fear is the titanium safe with the
long lost combination lock for those ones.
Probably best not to plunge into waters so murky and
treacherous that your mind won’t be able to claw its
way back to the light at the surface. Some dark whispers
are best left unspoken.
About the Creator
Steve Howard's self-published collection of short stories Satori in the Slip Stream, Something Gaijin This Way Comes, and others were released in 2018. His poetry collection Diet of a Piss Poor Poet was released in 2019.