Icy crystals suspended in the air around me,
The dream-wake state confused my clarity of thought.
Had I not been numbed by the cold that seeped into my bones,
I would have reached for one of the frozen jewels of moisture –
Something was wrong; it was then I caught a glimpse of an emaciated figure,
The sight grotesque, the terror immediate.
With one quick flash of lightning from my uncovered window
The creature scurried across the room,
Scaled the wall and found a dark corner to blend into.
I feared any movement on my part; wishing my bed could absorb me,
Knowing it wouldn’t;
I feared even to breathe, to blink my eyes
I feared to be alive in that moment, and though I tried to impress upon myself
To stay completely hushed, my heartbeat drummed through the silence of the room.
A deep clash of thunder caused me to startle, and another flash of the skies
Revealed a gray sunken face with hollow eyes, reflecting complete despair,
Compassionless depravity echoing a continuum of evil.
Another rumble, this time a low growl from the corner.
I understood the threat, I understood the ever-pressing finite moments of time
Passing in utter disbelief that monsters were real, and one was coming after me…
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