Submitted by Molly Nessler

I am haunted by monsters

not the kind that live under beds,

or stalk in the night

I lie awake with monsters in my head.

Monsters you left behind

they seek to devour my light.

I wake with cold sweats

and scream out, terror.

I am back in your clutches



a damaged wreck.

I cry out,

feeling pain from your violence

another sleepless night

the devil wins another fight.

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