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Visits in the Darkness


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The monster visited last night. Every time that I dozed, I would wake moments later to find myself drenched in sweat. My face felt wet, but I’m not sure if it was sweat or tears. I know it was the monster. I could see it lurking in the darkness of my room. I think I saw it perched on the cascading spray of autumn flowers that adorned his coffin. It smiled at me. Its teeth were remarkably white. I never imagined that a monster could have such impeccably white teeth. I think I smiled back at it. I’m not sure. It whispered in my ear. I felt its hot breath upon my neck as it whispered to me. The monster’s name is Grief.

©2013 Relinda R.

More Monsters


The monsters tried to get me last night. I tried to sleep but they would not have it. Every time I dozed, I would wake moments later to find myself drenched in sweat. My face was wet, but I’m not sure if it was sweat or tears. I know it was the monsters. I could see them lurking in the darkness of my bedroom. I think I saw one perched on the cascading spray of fall flowers that adorned his coffin. It smiled at me. Its teeth were remarkably white. I never imagined that a monster could have such impeccably white teeth. I think I smiled back at it. I’m not sure. I felt their long fingernails scratching at my flesh during the night. One of them whispered in my ear. I felt its hot breath upon my neck as it whispered, “Never again.” I am tired today. I must have fought them all night. I felt them slither under the covers from beneath the bed. I kicked one and heard an agonizing cry escape from its throat. I don’t see any monsters today. But I know they will be back tonight to prevent the formation of the sweet dreams my love wished for me.

 

©Relinda R.

Monsters


Monsters are real. They creep out from their hiding places late at night while everyone is sleeping. They whisper threats into my ear and remind me how empty life is now. They stab my heart with jabs of yearning. They taunt me mercilessly, reminding me of dreams long dead. They tell me how I will never again know love. They chant it repeatedly. I fight them but they always win. If only they could take me away to their hiding places once and for all. Then I could be a monster too. It would not hurt so much then.

 

©Relinda R.