That Day

Christopher Hernandez

Fright turns to terror
I’m frozen still
My sister cries out
It’s going downhill
Our eyes lock together
Still frozen with fear
Even after he’s gone
I can still taste the tears

Then you come into view
And I feel at home
when I see your face
I am relieved
When you are around me
I feel whole
Your warm arms collect me
and make me feel safe

This world is a mess
There’s so much to fix
People acting a fool
Calling stones and sticks
So much violence
Infecting my hood
Don’t know how to help it
But I wish someone would

Then you come into view
And I feel at home
when I see your face
I am relieved
When you are around me
I feel whole
Your warm arms collect me
and make me feel safe