Monsters

My response to Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Writing Prompt #151 “Collage 19”

Monsters

 ‘We stopped checking for monsters under the bed when we realized they were inside of us.’ Charles Darwin.

 

We stopped checking for monsters under the bed,

the sandman, and the bogeyman in the closet,

and searched elsewhere for our thrills instead:

ghost hunting

in abandoned buildings,

inverting

the crucifix,

pushing

pins in dolls.

Until,

one day,

we looked in the mirror

and realised the monsters

were

inside

of

us.

 

© Kim M. Russell, 2016

 

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