This was written as an outpouring from experiencing 7 medical emergencies in the past 8 years.
There is a place where fear resides
After the calamity of the moment
When time stands still
Where breathes are counted.
There is a place where fear is effective
After the terror of the quake
When stillness is not calm
Where a pause is eternity.
There is a place where fear is realistic
After the horror of ten minutes alone
When two had to be one
Where breath was forced from clenched jaws.
There is a place where fear is
And to me
That is the night.