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To the Monster Under the Bed
Laziness&Fear

Why do you sprint
When sunlight shakes its golden braids
Through glass sheets?
Why do shivers

Pummel your femurs
Like clumps of hourglass sand?
I’d love to meet you.

Coffee, Sunday morning?
When asphalt reeks
Of 6 worthless midnights
And trembles under the yodels
Of your second-cousin, blue werewolf.
At least he tries

To devour the grass
Glowing on the moon.

To the Monster In My Closet
Desperation&Lust&Loneliness

Why do you keep playing coy?
Reach through whirlpool eyes,
Instead of sinuous spider shadows.
Won’t you come out to play?
Loneliness engulfs the ocean
When stars have yet to appear.

I promise to vent defiance
At your curling nose,
Your belittling teeth.
Kindly favor me with desperation.
Grant me roses, bouquets of green roses,
I will brush your slimy, pockmarked cheek.
Quid pro quo
Is a two-way avenue to opportunity, yes?

 

To the Monster In The Basement
Grief
Your metronome breath pounds
In my navy veins.
I love when saltwater dribbles
From your iron lungs-
I remember to forget.
How many clocks have you unwound?
With your wrench teeth-
I battle strength with broken pens
And crumpled manuscripts.

You bear memories on your yellow chin
Fragmented flashbacks of regret.
Time is your lover,
But I remain your faithful devotee.
Believe me when I whisper
In the hush of mint autumn starlight
Given the chance, I wouldn’t kill you.
Not with superstitious swords
Or absentminded buzzing.

I honor your power.
With reverent bows and empty sacrifice-
I honor your peacock beauty.
But I will never kiss
Your shameful, bloody brow. 




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