A green monster
grins too big for the face.
A witch’s foot
curls up into her legs.
A glassy mirror, cracking open inward
to show the darkness of my reflection.
A white-faced man, scuttling
through a tortuous cave.
A doll with fire hair
his face stuck in an open-mouthed grimace.
When I close my eyes,
these are the shapes the shadows take.
I tuck my feet beneath the covers,
lest they take me next.