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Under the Bed & in Your Head

by Hannah White


I struggled with that monster

The one that eats your skin

Who follows close at night

When the minds more plagued with sin


I held his dirty hand

Forgot to brush my teeth

She watched as I grew tired

Forgetting dreams of sheep


Sleep got harder

Dark blue circles

Circling bluer eyes


Sleeves got longer

Tears more frequent

Dreams were stashed

Where secrets hide


I came around

And here I found

A feeling harder to hold


But now and again

When they rear their head

Those nasty near-dead souls






I sigh, I’m still alive.

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