Athagazagoraphobia


I can't find them.
My heart crawls up into my parched throat.
Swallowed in my own fear.
I look around, no note, no sign of their existence,
except the dirty dishes laying around.
My heart stops.
They're gone.
I know it.
They left me here all alone.
My body aches for them,
Please some back to me,
I love you.

I want to scream and run and hide.
But if I hid, I would be gone, just as they are.

I hear a click,
They're here!
They're back!
Suddenly, just as it came, my fear washes away,
Like a wave returning to its ocean.
My heart sinks back into my chest,
Like an anchor sinking back into the same waters.

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