monsters live under my bed
Impossible, you say
Monsters live in closets.
I have no closets
Monsters hide behind doors.
I have 3 doors without room for a monster
Monsters hide in dreams.
I have no dreams
the monster is under my bed
creeps out from time to time
doesn’t scare me, just reminds me
Reminds you of what?
my limitations. my need for what I do not have. can never have. my grief at what was not. my incapacities. what being me means. broken dreams.
What do you need? Why do you grieve? Who are you?
In asking those questions, I now know
my monsters can shape shift. my monster is you.
You’ve learned your lesson well. Monsters live wherever and however they choose.
And, I have chosen you.
@ phylor, August 2015