Night Crawlers

She sat

afraid

yet trying to ignore

the

impending darkness.

There used

to be a time

when sleep was fine,

there were no

mysterious entities

doomed to enter

into her brain.

So she remains

awoken in

this simulated state

of human consciousness

in order to avoid

the realities

of the subconscious

thoughts

and desires,

unknown night critters that

crawl around

unannounced.

By day

the bed is her

friend,

by night her

enemy,

not knowing

if there will be someone else,

that certain someone,

to lay next to her tonight

to protect her from

the monsters

that dwell inside

her closet and

under the bed–

phantoms only to creep out

and prey

when there is no comfort

of sunlight.

 

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