I lie wounded in this cave. Deeper, something sleeps. Soon it will smell blood and come alive.
I won’t have to wait long. My head wound gapes wider each time I pull myself out of my acid rain and into this cave.
When I began evicting monsters from my past, I foolishly thought the project was all finished after a cleansing. Now I know the spirits own the catacombs of a damaged mind.
My night demon is coming awake. He is so big and beautiful. And fast. I feel myself smile fully for the first time since I last held such hope. Of course I will scream because I am a man. I can only dream he puts me away this time, and the earth tastes me in my entirety.