A Few Things He Fears


Chemotherapy, Napalm, good luck, bad whiskey,
missed oil changes, dying transmissions, zombie lust,
the ‘whump’ of chopper blades, bloody nightmares,
texting, body bags, combustible relationships,
pawn shops, broken teeth, stalking cassowaries,
mature women in desperate lingerie, smart phones,
vaginal fangs, bad poetry, sulky nymphets,
knives raining from the sky, boredom tsunamis,
the suffering of loved ones, vicious dogma,
broken hips, broken dreams, broken hearts,
the deaths of old friends, unfriendly aliens,
but most of all, yes most of all: the life unlived.



Mike Essig

Photo credit: Tazza Glass