nothing to worry about

it's like a western
'reach for the sky'
or cops 'n' robbers
'assume the position'
but it's neither
it's a horror movie
and i am transfixed
please get out of me

'ah yes, good'
now it's a cartoon
'what's up doc?'
'nothing to worry about'
a thaw appears on the horizon
'just use this'
a slip of paper
illegibly inscribed

the credits roll
it's time to leave
but slowly, don't run
mustn't let them know
or let them see the tremble
outside and freedom to think
to be myself