Friday, December 14, 2007

the demon

The demon awakens.
From under my bed, he lifts his foot and brings it down on my skull… and enters my head.
I watch him running in circles. I watch him scream and howl. I am shivering. He can’t see me. I see his giant silhouette as he turns. The hollowed eyes seem to be giant caves of nothingness. His nails are like tall claws in my minds’ dark blue sky.
I hide behind a tree, I hide to breathe.

The demon comes dangerously close.
He lets out a shriek. I cover my ears, trembling in fear and pain.

I cant bear it anymore, its like my ears would explode.

I come out from under the tree, come in front of his giant being. I cant look at him, I’m too scared.
He stops howling. Startled at the sudden silence, I look up and I want to scream. But my voice is stuck in my throat. I can’t get over what I’m seeing.

I can see him clearly now, the moonlight filters through the side of his face.
Scribbles cover his body. Words and more words. Scribbled. Doodles on his face. Scribbled with a knife.
What I thought were claws are swords. Swords sticking out from his heart.
I look into his face.
It can’t be.
I look again.
It’s me.


Aditya Kaushik said...

drama queen.
*another one bites the dust*

push said...

i think i'm missing metallica!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anirudh Goswamii said...

This sounds like lil Calvin with one of his detailed narratives on the demons under his bed! :)

Rohit Talwar said...

You are. Metallica all the way.

And I think I saw a song in there. Not kidding.