Tuesday, June 19, 2018

"Underneath" by Sierra July

Underneath 

All her life

"Underneath" Watercolor on Paper
By J. Artemus Gordon
She'd been afraid
Of 'Under'

Under her bed
Underground
Underwater

Her greatest fear
Was what lies
Under her skin

--Sierra July

Poet's Notes: This piece came from the thought that people are afraid of things that are hidden or things we don't understand or trust (things with hidden meanings), but I considered that tangible things, in sight or not, are less frightening than shrouded thoughts and feelings. In the end, I wrote this with a bit of a horror tone but wanted it to be something that made readers stop and consider rather than strike fear.

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