poetry

monstrosity

i am shadow, darkness and lantern flame

the beast in the woods

monsters can’t be tamed

 

you know me by so many names

yet i’m not understood

i am shadow, darkness and lantern flame

 

cruel fangs that bite and maim

i’m nothing close to good

monsters can’t be tamed

 

i’ve been denounced and shamed

when before the world i stood

i am shadow, darkness and lantern flame

 

you called me “beast” and one i became

i’d open throats if i could

monsters can’t be tamed

 

much like an animal, i’m unashamed

branching antlers made of wood

i am shadow, darkness and lantern flame

monsters can’t be tamed

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