There is a shuffling
in my gut.

It sounds like when my dog
chased a rabbit

though the park
and pursued it into
a river.

It sounded like chalk
on a chalk board;
darts in a chalk board,
surf on a wake board.

Ben Somers received his MFA from Sarah Lawrence College and currently teaches English at Delta College in Saginaw, Michigan. 

I don't really know if its spooky, but something I find terrifying is the idea of large, unknown, underwater sea creatures. We have no idea what's down there and it could be some type of crazy underwater dragon just waiting to chew me up. Freaks me right out.