Creative: My Monsters by Peter Clarke

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Silouettes After the Storm by J Swanstrom

“Silhouettes After The Storm (Explored 2-17-’16)” by J Swanstrom (Never enough time…) is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

I was at a loss

when it came to monsters,

nights terrified me

as a child;

the rattle of windows,

the rustle of leaves

from sweeping winds

and their dancing

on my window pane

backlit by street lamps.

I was asthmad so easily

by the toxic fright of it.

In truth, I was as safe

as the house I was in,

built by dad years before;

but early frights created

a never shored up self.

This creative piece was submitted as part of our January Theme: Journey. If you would like to submit your own creative work to aAh! Magazine, please email, and be sure to check our latest “Letter from the Editors” to find out next month’s theme.

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