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Shiver

Jenna Teague

Sudden movement

My mind fears I know not what

Fear of nothing and no-one

Somehow I am

Broken in a vanished moment

Nothing lost nothing gained

What is it for?

Already, the moment has passed

Only a shiver-why?

Maybe nobody

Knows why shivers come and go

Leaving us startled or confused

Some maybe say

'Ghosts surprise us in the night'

or 'Death passed us by'

But that doesn't

Explain a shiver when I am safe

And warm

And startled

Out of nowhere - a

Sudden movement