Anticipations of joy cancelled by fear
for the next anxious step forward
a moment closer to the moment.
Time hanging in stasis
suspended from normality
Imaginations of newspapers
retelling the horror
of sacrificial victims given for freedom
the price of civilised destruction.
At the gates of the altar
where voices fade into the white noise
of silently whispered farewells
so a man can face his fear.
© JG Farmer 2014
Form: Free Verse