Listen to the Way It Crawls

Poetry

There is a scuttling sound
nails on wooden planks
listen to the way it crawls
across the attic floor

Claws scraping its way closer
and closer
finding its way to the ladder
scratching at the release

Here comes the loud screech
the thundering thud
the ladder let down
you hear a soft wet heavy descent

The monster with the claws
listen to the way it crawls
you hear it coming closer
there is a sound at your door

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