By Mike O’Connell

once, really, not that long ago,
all of our monsters could be
classified, graded, and filed,
neatly into categories. frankenstein,
dracula, mummies, werewolves,
and giant slugs, ants, zombies,
fast and slow. it was a comfortable
horror, one you could just flip away,
or evaporate by pressing a button.
now, they are all crammed together,
actual or digital, into imaginary worlds,
misunderstood areas of the earth,
and political parties. now, the monsters
are coming for us, relentlessly, out
from under our beds. we once had
them labled and marginalized,
now we taunt, haunt, and chase the
monsters, all away, as we are, in turn,
marginalized, fearful, and trapped
inside of our lost expectations,
patiently waiting for the movies to


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this:
search previous next tag category expand menu location phone mail time cart zoom edit close