What is a monster?
It's movies where claws strike from under the bed. When children fear the night. When the doors close, and it's empty and dark and alone.
Does that mean the monster is the night?
No. For the night bears the moon, and the stars, and the silence. Which can be deafening but is also beautiful. The night is what marks the end of the day, it is a rest. A time to recharge.
So, what is a monster? If it is not the night, is it the day? When people walk with narcissicm, and cruelty. The world spins even as children are slain, and rapists walk free.
A monster is emotion. Envy, wrath; it is in every step.
Try not in vain to be the monster, to become the hero who slays the monster.
And yet, in each of us is both.
But the problem is, that makes them human, and that is the monster that is all too real.