The monster hiding under my bed
is warning me not to fall asleep.
It knows what I will see
when I close my eyes.
Ignorance seems to be my trait,
so I place rose petals on my eyelids
and let the darkness take over.
Ignorance seems to be my biggest
flaw. Ignorance is hubris. And
hubris brings me down.
So behind my rose petal eyelids
the monster comes out from under
my bed and it throws back it's head.
It cackles because I should have known…

My eyes fly open and the rose petals
are crushed. Thus the story of my
life.
(Isn't it always?)