Poem a Day 2013 #8: Nightmare 1


Poem number 8. I think I’ve got a few nightmare poems stirring. This is the first.

Nightmare 1 – Outside

They are in on a secret

that you don’t know about


share a common experience

that you weren’t around for


went to a school

which you could not attend


engage in a ritual

that you cannot participate in


go to parties

to which you are not invited


weave a web of interconnectivity

of which you are not part

they’re in on a joke

that you haven’t been told


and your fear, your secret fear

is that the joke is on you.

Copyright Mike Hopkins 2013


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