Safety Latch

1956_Ford_Parklane_StationwagonWhy this compulsion to always grip the car-door?
Christmas Eve long ago, a terrified ten-year old
Grasped an icy car-door for dear life;
Saving ‘Her’ from the threat
To jump.

Trifextra Week 48(www.trifectawritingchallenge.com): The challenge:
This weekend we’re asking for 33 of your own words that exorcise a demon.  One of your own, or one from your imagination.  Let it bleed on the page.

16 thoughts on “Safety Latch

  1. Lumdog

    I have the same demon! I can not stand near a ledge for fear I will jump, though I have no suicidal tendencies that I’m aware of. :). I also use the “holdy” thing that Bo so aptly named.

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  2. atrm61

    The demon of irrational (?)fears!Oh,don’t we all have them?Me-am scared of heights-I have this strange fear that I may jump & I literally hold on to whatever is near-at the same time I cannot resist the exhilaration I feel at heights-phew!Liked this:-)

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