SPOOKY RELFECTION

silence with a vacuum slurp sound
a thick paranoia muttering phantoms
jumping at shadows scaredy cat phantasy
i saw the wrong reflection
it startled me
i knew there was a man by the bare tree
so i curled up by the radio to keep my mind busy
the later it gets the louder the house is
the slow clock tick the furnace coming on
every car light shadow
fuels this childs murky imagination
i wondered why i feared my own dead relatives
why would the woman who fed me coffee cake
want to haunt me
i remember when the hall light broke
i would piss in the trash can
walking to the bathroom was much too frightening
after my brother left i had the room to myself
filled with whatever demons my mind created in the darkness
now i realize they lurk in the day
and wouldn’t hiss at the presence of my night light
grown ups told me ghost can’t harm you
yeah maybe not physically

SPOOKY RELFECTION

ariyahjoseph

Corvallis, United States

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