The light lingers

On the corner

You are standing there

A silhouette

Watching each other

I wonder if you 

Will race toward me

Arms outstretched

With hooked fingers

Ready to finish me off

Devour me

In front of my home

Leave my heart

A blood spatter stain

Upon the sidewalk

I can’t help

But see the monster

You have become

As you have fed

On my kindness for years


On the corner

You are standing

A silhouette

A warning sign

In every horror poster

Watching each other

Until i watch you

Slip away into the shadows

And this is 

How nightmares are created

For I know you will be there

Again, lingering

Waiting to devour my love

One more time