I Wait Out The Nights

 

that leave me feeling like this.
i stay up all night guarding myself
from the evil that gnaws on my soft
flesh. then when morning starts
peeking under my blinds, i send the
guards to bed and go to sleep myself.

it's easier to banish foul ghosts in
the daylight. it makes them small
and insignificant, not so dangerous.
i can laugh at them in the morning,
but right now i can't do anything
but sit here trying to keep my eyes
open so i can knock them down at the
first sighting of their sharp teeth.

denise

 

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