Survival

Monsters torment

sitting on my soul

screaming

tearing

destroying

until scared

I screw my eyes closed.

Rending hair

tears slip

salty kisses

on my lips.

Epiphany

eyes fly open

snarls replace screams

I am the Monster Slayer

the demon of their dreams.

No longer sentenced

no longer jailed by time

I am the stronger

I was built to survive.