The fear I feel within my heart
Leaves me dreading the next second
The events which quickly unfold
Leave me with only hope of no return

Alone again
By myself
Vulnerable
And afraid

One slight creak
Upon the stair
One slight movement
In the hallway

The dog alert
But useless
No wolfhound
Just a Jack Russell

I dare to tread closer
Edging to the door
Turn the handle slightly
Awaiting the sight

Alone I stand
In that dim hallway
Figments of my imagination
Are all that haunt me