“You claim that Hyde is a beast; but all men are both angel and animal. ”
-Robert Lewis Stevenson, “The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”
I promise: I am not the monster in your closet.
I am not the horrible thing under your bed.
I am not the ghost infecting your phone.
I am not the shadows on the wall of your room.
I am not the cold face watching you from the moon.
I am not the presence you sense in the darkness.
I am not the one who pressed half the breath out of you while you slept.
I am not any of those things because they do not exist.
They do not exist because I ate them all.
And gained everything they were.
And much, much worse.
Sleep well, in the shadow of your dear Mr. Hyde.
Dream of me.