Night Terror

Photo by Lynn Kintziger on Unsplash

I woke him at 3 a.m.

Because I couldn’t know alone

For even one more second

It may never be the same

Normal may not be out there

Once the fevers drop

And the coughing stops

And the dying die

The sick recover

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Carol Burt

Former print journalist, former mayor, retired law enforcement officer. Writing about politics and government along with random personal essays.