Daddy's Coming

Holding breath.

Squeezing tight.

He'll be coming for me tonight.

Breathing in.

Letting go.

It won't be that bad, I know.

Footsteps sound.

I listen hard.

I can hear him crossing our barren yard.

Closing up.

Pounding heart.

This is only the start.

I was bad.

Sweat beads.

I hear daddy take out his keys.

Shaking now.

Hard to wait.

It's time for me to meet my fate.