POETRY
She Followed Him Down

the face of a man beside her bed.

Some
ill in the       room.

she was
only half awake,
so she followed him down
through the       drowsy
edge of       pain

it finally dawned on her that the man
was not       her
father

a large black       spider on her pillow.

another
deed
happened
around the house.

slamming sounds
refused       sleep

The Dr.       may even be responsible