We used to sleep over,

Share our hurts, and drink tea

While solving brain teasers.

We used to hug.

We used to make memories.

We used to laugh.

I thought it was my

best friend. Its hair,

matted curls of toxic snakes.

Its arms snapped

Off. Replaced with

deadly sharp spears.

I watched its eyes

melt from its very

sockets. A hollow soul.

Its face cracked and fell to

the floor. I crushed

the shattered pieces. My revenge.

This monster was my best friend.