shadowcreep

©2022 Michael Raven

anxious and wound tight
the shadows creep closer
-- and not the good kind,
    mind.

one side
    lethargic uninteraction
other side
   a commander shouting
   gogogogogogogo!

everything binding,
        twisting in on itself
immutable knots
     sweat-drenched and
     taut

tarot cards tumble to
the floor