Okay this will sound weird.
Want to know something I’m afraid of?
Besides snakes and spiders,
Beautiful, lovely waterfalls.
I live in an eighty mile stretch,
with ninety waterfalls in it.
Look up the columbia river gorge.
That’s just on Oregon’s side of the Columbia river.
And I’m terrified of them.
Not that I don’t enjoy them.
But up near the top.
Freaks me the f out.
So people say, you’re scared of heights?
No, not particularly.
I’ve flown, and been in many high places.
But the water falling over the edge.
Seeing that terrifies me.
When I was little I had nightmares,
of falling off waterfalls.
Once in school I told them.
The teacher said it wasn’t a real phobia.
Real enough to me.
So there you go.
Admittedly, I haven’t found a word for it.
Fear of waterfalls.