Things That Go Bump


Weird noises –
grunt groan gurgle –
tunnel through
the fog of sleep
to nudge my mind awake
Which monster has escaped
through dream’s cupboard?
I force reluctant eyes open
In the dark they see
a shape beside me
A scream threatens to erupt
through trembling lips
when I realise
it’s you, snoring
At my nudge
you turn over
and fall out of bed

Not all things
that go bump
in the night
are scary

© 2016 Uma Venkatraman ~ All Rights Reserved

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