In The Dim

bywakingDown©

Shuffle a little further forward
Just a hair
Get a better look, if you can

Shapes in the dim and shade
Barely lit
But was that movement there?

Listen careful and hold breath
Strain to hear
Furtive scrape and slide, so slight

Another step closer into the dark
Into dim
Into the shadows that hide so well

There it is so clear and bright now
Wide grin
White teeth gleam in the shadows

Teeth like railroad spikes yet longer
Giant needles
The sickening smile of a hungry beast

But now you are here, in the dark
In the dim
In the shadow where it hunts, and lost

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