Claustrophobia by Thomas R. Thomas

Posted: July 26, 2015 in Uncategorized

was it Dad
sending me
under houses
because I was small

or my brother
holding me down
under a blanket
until the panic
gripped me so tight
I lost my sense of being

it could not be water
I still love sitting
at the bottom of
the pool or
gliding under water

maybe I was born
that way maybe
I couldn’t wait
to escape the womb

it explains why I
don’t like to be touched
why seeing pictures
of people huddled
with their faces touching
shivers me

except by my
one lover
and then I
still need
a space
time alone

and why I’m not
afraid of death
where I am no more
or I am so
much more
a spirit
free from
all fear
___________________

thomas Photo by Alexis Rhone Fancher

Thomas R. Thomas likes people, usually one on one, and prefers deep complex friendly conversations. He likes his brother, they are friends. www.thomasrthomas.org

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