The monster in me has awakened
Sometimes she slumbers: I am at peace
Now! She’s up! She’s impatient and gnawing my insides
She’s trying to get out
Jagged green nails scratching, scraping, tearing, slicing
I swallow hard.
Tears well up.
B r e a t h e out.
Squeeze my eyes shut. Control. CONTROL. C O N T R O L her!
And she’s FIERCE
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