The Snake

It jumped out at me from behind the screen

staring at me menacingly with a wide grin.

Large white teeth shaped like spikes,

I stared in terror at the gruesome sight.

This had to be a dream but it hadn't turned night.

It moved closer to me wanting me to stay

but I had to leave to getaway.

It followed me down the stairs

and I couldn't believe that I grew less scared.

I opened the door with a smack

and let it slither out through the crack.

I shut the door with less flair

but instead of relief, I felt despair.

I got the message loud and clear

It was a warning to me to be aware

that although life can be unfair,

you can only live fully once you lean into fear.

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