Midnight

Midnight finds me
Blanket pulled securely
Under my chin
To keep out the monsters
They come anyway
Clock strikes twelve,
Shadows dance about me
Sinister, taunting,
They know I cannot hide
The monsters have marked
My skin,
Marred my flesh
Their venom seeps from their
Claws into my bones
I cannot hide
This blanket will not keep
Me safe.

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