Monsters at Night
Content Warning: Sexual Assault
Why can’t I pretend?
Drunk, Laughing, Smiling,
Then a hand on my arm surprises me.
A friend, But my body doesn’t know
An unfriendly hand from a friendly one anymore.
Were promised to be the times of our lives
But I can’t wait to leave this place behind.
Memories with burned edges,
Leave scars under my skin.
“I’m too busy to drink!”
I wave off all the pain,
A flick of the wrist,
And sell it with just a small tilt of my lips.
“Have fun without me!”
I force a laugh and say,
“Don’t worry, I’m totally better this way.”
I’ll stay safe. Stay inside.
Imagine what could happen under the Night Sky.
A silent house on a Friday night.
Tears sting my throat,
Silent sobs filled with fears.
Nobody has to know,
He stole everything I had to give.
Blood pulsing in my ears,
A moment of loneliness wasn’t worth a lifetime of fear.
A man so kind, Transformed in an instant,
Into a monster whose breath I can still smell at night.