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Right now,

This minute, instant, second,

It needs to happen,

Instantaneous satiation required,



Watch and listen,

Think through and observe,

Be small in your corner and hear.

Really hear them,

 Read the currents of mood and conversation,

Your time will come.

 just wait, patiently.


Heart hammering anticipation

It’s coming ,

A screaming howling mass that’s upon you

With an arsenal of nightmarish constructs

Just biding their time


Don’t blink

Don’t breath.

Don’t move.

Don’t speak.

Don’t say a word.

Not a peep.

By intention or fear,

You are frozen in place,

Not moving, just waiting,

For an anvil weight,

To free fall.


It’s over,

Adrenaline high acting on muscle memory,

Plans long forgotten in the moment between,

Planning and chaos,

All you can do is duck, then cover,

Throw whatever you have into the fray,

And hope.

That the father was on your side this whole time,

While you were standing begging for the favor of gods you thought more relevant,

The father who holds the wheel of this never stopping machine,

Silently and relentless,

Marching ever forward,

Giving you every chance to grow.

©Michelle Toussaint, All rights reserved.


About Michelle Toussaint

Michelle Toussaint is an Antiguan who has amassed an Associate Degree in Science Education as well as a Diploma in Forensic Science. As such, she Teaches Science in the classroom as well as at home, where she leads...er... co-leads The Tribe. A merry band comprising her Husband-The Chief, herself-The Priestess, and her three precocious children- the tribesmen. When she isn’t mothering, teaching, being a fangirl or feeding her chocolate addiction. She writes two blogs. Random_Michelle and Death By Expectations. View all posts by Michelle Toussaint

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