Nothing and Yet

there is nothing to worry about

the fear of an empty space does our mind clout

the presence of the unknown and the uncertainty of the unseen

it's the hidden that make brave men cry

as danger stares at you in the face, we either fight or flee the scene

but the buildup to the climax presents a terror that cannot be seen

there are no monsters under the bed

yet why does darkness fill us with dread

bravery fades in the face of no discernible danger

the fear of the pain of being hit

Alfred Hitchcock said it best


there is no terror in the bang only in the anticipation of it

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Terror As Anticipatory

well said, ceeclod - allets