Shadows slither ‘cross the floor,
Shadows reach around the door.
Shadows fill the nighttime sky,
Shadows creep to where I lie.
Shadows up and down and round.
Shadows dog me like a hound,
Shadows haunt me like a ghost,
Shadows are what I fear most.
Shadows here, shadows there,
I see shadows everywhere.
Shadows big and tall and thin,
Shadows crawl across my skin.
Their eyes glisten in the dark,
Their skin is pale, cold and stark.
I bite my nails, I pull my hair.
Shadows fill the nighttime air.