Don’t be afraid of the dark.

Be afraid of the things in the dark.

The things in the dark are monsters
and beasts.

They have razor sharp claws
and rows of jagged teeth.

Some run really fast, some fly
and some swim.

Many are furred, but some are scaley,
or wet and slimey things.

They don’t all hunger for a taste
of your flesh.

There are those that only desire
the taste of your blood.

You cannot escape them,
they can hear your heartbeat.

There is nowhere to hide,
they can smell your fear.

I am not afraid of the dark.

I am not afraid of the things in the dark.

To them, I am the thing in the dark,
and they are afraid of me.

2 thoughts on “afraid of the dark

  1. Are they afraid of you because you struggle to see them in the dark and you might tread on them? That would scare me. It is already dark (which is bad enough) and the thought of being trodden on too fills me with cold, icy dread. I really like this piece and how the hunters become the hunted based on attitude and perspective.

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