Any monsters in the dark?
Creepin’ and waiting
For the perfect moment to pounce.
I hear a creak and a skuffle.
Tensing I pull my covers closer
Over my small head.
I wrap my body into a pretzel
And hug myself.
I squeeze my eyes shut
I wait a minute and hear nothing else
I peek an eye open and see it's bright
And sunny out now
And I stretch out of bed
To feel something wet touch my foot
I choke my scream back down my throat
And I look down
To see my dog sitting there
With her nose smooshed up against my leg
As a good morning gesture.
And I smile realizing it was all in my head