It jumped out at me from behind the screen
staring at me menacingly with a wide grin.
Large white teeth shaped like spikes,
I stared in terror at the gruesome sight.
This had to be a dream but it hadn't turned night.
It moved closer to me wanting me to stay
but I had to leave to getaway.
It followed me down the stairs
and I couldn't believe that I grew less scared.
I opened the door with a smack
and let it slither out through the crack.
I shut the door with less flair
but instead of relief, I felt despair.
I got the message loud and clear
It was a warning to me to be aware
that although life can be unfair,
you can only live fully once you lean into fear.