What goes through your mind
when you can't sleep at night?
What memories play out like movies?
Whose faces do you see?
Who is haunting those late hours?
What monster whispers in your ear?
Wrapped up tight in your covers
do your lips smile or quiver with fear?
Do poems yet to be written
dance across your closed eyelids?
Do you keep a night light on
like when you were a kid?
Do you stay up past dawn?
Tears on your lashes fresh like dew.
Do you catch a glimpse in the mirror
and realize that the monster is you?