guarding the void

tip toe with caution
past the door to my thoughts
I’ve hung a do not disturb sign
across the haunting
the cluttering of my mind
a shield
protecting any hidden pockets
but we don’t speak of such things
say nothing

as we duck into darkness
scuttling silently away
unheard & unseen
me & my shadow
she would tell you…if given a chance
how hard it is
guarding our personal space
her constant vigil
herding monsters & demons
back into their proper place
it’s her purpose
standing sentinel
keeping their brutality at bay
she’s tough as nails
despite her deceptively delicate frame
she sees things
even when I can’t
she's truly formidable
and we’re a package deal
not easily deceived
her cognizance finely honed
a word of caution
think long & hard when you approach
to get to me…
you must first…
…get past her
and that...
is a challenging road

Written by FromTheAsh
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