Shadow Monsters: August Writing Challenge

Written for M at puttingmyfeetinthedirt: https://puttingmyfeetinthedirt.com/2020/08/01/august-writing-prompts-3/#comments

My Monsters

When I’m home all alone  
 
And nobody’s around  
 
I jump at the thought  
 
The sight and the sound  
 
Of shadows that wander  
 
Alone in my house  
 
Watching me live  
 
Almost like my own spouse  
 
They hide in the corners  
 
And under the bed  
 
I try not to see them  
 
But they’re right in my head.  
 
I tell them to go home  
 
That my house is my own  
 
They even watch me  
 
When I’m on the phone.  
 
I have no idea  
 
Where these monsters come from  
 
All that I know  
 
Is that they think that I’m dumb.  
 
They snicker and laugh  
 
And tinker around  
 
They think they are quiet  
 
But I hear every sound  

I wish they would leave  
 
So that I’d get some sleep  
 
They’re ruining the days  
 
And the company I keep.  
 
No one believes  
 
That these monsters are here  
 
But I swear on my grave  
 
They stay very near. 
 
If they will not leave  
 
Then I may just give in  
 
I’m not sure if they’d hurt  
 
My delicate skin.  
 
For now I am here  
 
And I see them hiding  
 
but maybe that’s just me  
 
Imagining the whole thing.  

©2020 CBialczak Poetry