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Understood

August 21st, 2010 2 comments

I don’t remember if I posted this here.  It’s old.  I submitted it to deviantART in 2006.  I’m reposting it because I feel like I’ve come a long way since then.

“You just don’t understand me!”

I remember yelling it when I was a child.

“You think you know me but you don’t! My heart pounds so hard I can’t hear anything else and all I want is for it to stop. I tell myself stories all day, watching faces form in the black dots on my ceiling. And my imaginary friend? He’s real. He’s the one that leaves the cabinets open in the afternoon. And at night, that’s when the real fun starts. I feel drunk. My bed bucks and sways like the ferry did that day when we went to see Gramma and got stuck in the storm. And all I can do is lay there and wait for them to take me away. The witches in the bushes. They’re waiting for a day when you go to bed before they do so that you don’t see them.”  Read more…

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