False notions

Why are we frightened of the ridiculous?

Perhaps, horror movies

and ghost stories

have warped our sense of what is truly

frightening in this world


For instance, in real-life,

a skeleton cannot harm you.

There is no logical reason

to be frightened of a skeleton.

Unless, of course,

you happen to see one is walking toward you.

Then you should probably run.


And, friend,

it doesn’t matter if when you look back

you notice that the skeleton

is still only walking, or,

has even stopped to get a drink of water.

You should run anyway.

There is no telling how relentless

a skeleton might be. 


Do skeleton’s tire easily?

Hell, I don’t know.

Instead of looking to me for answers,

maybe you need to ask yourself,

What did I do to piss off this skeleton?

And while you’re doing that,

keep running.



28 thoughts on “False notions

  1. Speaking of “ridiculous,” if anything has “warped our sense of what is truly frightening in this world,” it’s the specter of Donald Trump and his ghastly and ongoing run as President (not to get political or anything, you understand).

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  2. I enjoyed this thought provoking post very much.

    Though I have to tell you, when I read it the second time I made sure to remove the full stop after Keep.

    You don’t want punctuation impediments when fleeing the undead.

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