The Dread

jaye robyn



it waits for you in the pictures on the wall,
and at the back of your wardrobe,
and sitting in your bookshelves.
it waits for you in the phone call you have to pick up,
and it's everywhere else too.

it follows you when you go to work,
and when you show up to school,
and to parties with your friends.
it follows you and your lover into bed each night,
and it's everywhere else too.

it's there whenever you feel visible,
and also whenever you don't,
and whether you expect it or not.
it's there when you try and hide away from the world,
and it's everywhere else too.




Palace of Nero (palaceofnero.com), 2017 - Present.