Jim Morris

Strange Meeting
(lost in the new supermarket)


'Fire Door'

I read and read until 'Fyodor' entered my head.
How he was led to his mock execution.
The utter dread of being dead.

Suddenly myself in the very act of fear;
'I'm locked up in here forever'
Total terror, total dread.

'Turn Left' it said, so relieved.
How Dostoevsky felt,
After his reprieve.

Jim Morris © 2019