Write About Horror

i am scared of insanity feeling normal.
of disconnecting with my loved one

because we interact with different landscapes
because monsters were cast as my friends & serpents as my wife.

i am fearful of the evil my mother snake taught me when
i was six sleeping over mi tia's three-room floor flat. when
mi abuela's spine shrunk two inches as she grabbed me by wrists and by my ankles and shook
casting it out of me.

i am scared that i was too heavy
that she didn't shake hard enough
that some of it is still in me.

i am afraid that she's here. that we are sharing a single room in a short frame of five feet flat.
that one day i will have a new loved one.
she will shake me out.

and leave me outside of my own

skin wrap.

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