Closet Monster

Creaking, breathing;

You know he's there.

Scratching, clawing;

He's out to get you.

Laughing, taunting;

You hide under covers.

Rattle, thunk;

The doorknob turns. . .

I can't believe you.

You act like a child.

How can you live like this,

With a blindfold over your eyes?

How can you ignore

What's right in front of your face?

How can you stand to be so blind?

Just shut your eyes

And hope the monster goes away.

Can't you hear his roar?

I can't stand you.

You act like a fool.

How can you live like this,

With your head above us all?

How can you pick

What to see and what to not?

How can you believe your own lies?

You've escaped him for one night.

But he's awaiting your return.

The light will go out, and the feast will begin.

I'm fed up with you.

Your act ends here and now.

You can't live like this,

With your eyes shut and your lies open.

I am so ready

To rip your fucking eyelids off.

Now you'll see the truth.

Creaking, breathing;

You know he's there.

Scratching, clawing;

He's out to get you.

Laughing, taunting;

You hide under covers.

Rattle, thunk;

The doorknob turns.

Shivers, tears;

He pulls back the blanket.

Flicker, snap;

You open your eyes.

Smile, gasp –

Boo.

A/N: Suuure . . . They keep the text style, etc, but they don't space stanzas. Ergh. XP