The theme for this contest is "empty threat" (courtesy of @Cogito). You are free to interpret the theme however you wish, but please make sure your poem does take the theme into account in some way. All entries are due by 11:59 PM EST on Saturday, September 20. All entries should be posted directly in this thread. Replies will be anonymized by the anonymizer system, and they will be de-anonymized once voting ends. Keep in mind that you're responsible for making sure the formatting of your poem is correct. Good luck to everyone who enters!