Fade In Fade Out
by Beverly A. Jackson
I love how they do that in the movies.
Itâ€™s a close-up of a staircase, then the doorknob!
The music soars, and you know itâ€™s coming
but youâ€™re not sure what. Somebodyâ€™s climbing.
Somebodyâ€™s at the door. Something is out there.
Isnâ€™t that what we dread? And pray for?
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"Fade In Fade Out" is roughly 175 words.
Beverly A. Jackson is a poet and fiction writer residing in North Carolina. Her work has appeared in print and online in many journals. She was Editor in Chief and Publisher of Ink Pot, and of Lit Pot Press until 2005. Visit her blog at beverlyajackson.com.