I can hear a rat in my closet,

that's what it is,

just a rat,

just a rat.

Nothing more than a rat,

just a plain rat,

small,

tiny,

it squeaks.

That's what rats do,

just rats.

It's moving, rustling,

squirming.

No, just rustling,

rats rustle,

they play.

It's soft,

rats are soft,

just rats,

yes soft.

Small, play, soft,

rats are fun,

just a rat,

its fun.

It moved.

Squirmed.

Not rustled.

It's soft,

prickly.

Fighting,

no playing.

It's just a rat,

that's what it is,

just a rat…

I can hear a monster in my closet.