There really are monsters under the bed
I have made them my friends
by plying them with cookies and warm socks and marbles
…they love marbles…
The children outgrew them and they were lonely
I was too
and – to be truthful – I find them interesting.
Much more interesting than….
never mind. (she may read this)
They are helpful too
shifting out objects from underneath and dusting
and matching up lost socks.
They like to entertain, more than you would expect.
(I know, I should not have bought into the “grim, scary monster” stereotype. Profiling is wrong…)
And you would howl with laughter over their comic rendition of “Strangers In the Night”
There really are monsters under the bed,
and if you look carefully,
you may see me too.