a Photographic Journey by Meryl

Posts tagged “fear

Demon

headstrong
chamber full
pants outgrown
shirt so black

he knocks
then pounds
make room
clandestine attack

tap gently
turn the key
demon transfer
possibility

We all have our demons.
But what to do when they come knocking
in our dreams, in our thoughts, at our real doors?
For years, I was at their mercy, became paralyzed with fear
when they appeared in nightmares, on the phone, in a letter or at my door.
I would disappear, hand over my power just like that. Through recovery,
I’ve learned that I have a choice. To let then possess me…..or let
them pass through me, just like this Phantom displayed here.
What I’ve learned is that they come from the past which
is no longer….that today they exist
only if I let them.

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©Meryl Spiegel 2012–All rights reserved–No reproduction without permission


Help

pressed
like a
pancake
flat on
my back

help me
find
my arms
my legs
my breath

help me
feel
the warmth
see beyond
the fire

help me
float
between
blankets
of fear

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©Meryl Spiegel 2012–All rights reserved–No reproduction without permission