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Stage Fright

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Into unlit recesses stalks doubt
Befriending demons that contort
Shadows and inhabit the empty space
Of elevated madness
Peer through a flat darkness which engulfs
The soul
Silent shrieking sudden echo
Strangling thought and speech
Amid an angled nightmare
Sensing the rush of reversed air
Painted in hues of panicked sweat
One small creak of board
Housed in stillness
Flickering: one scarlet subdued gaslight
A cough
And rustle of curtain.
By Stephen Holloway

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I am an author writer publisher web administrator I run poetry workshops in the community. My published Manners childrens poetry book can be found at

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