As a child I believed that all Monsters were just beneath my vision
In that blurred area we argue is not all in our imaginations
All in our heads.
As a child I believed that all monsters were ugly
Not in human form
If so monstrously obvious that way.
As an adult I realized all those monsters were imaginary
Just beneath the vision
Inside the mind.
As an adult I learned ALL MONSTER are adults
Or the results of adults monstrous inhumane imaginings.
As an adult I learned that monsters are in human form all around us
Hidden beneath smiles we trust
titles we respect revere and trust
Authority we feel we need to obey
That Authority I learned
Is often what can bring out the Monsters in us
As an adult I realized the most comfortable monsters were those not real
That we imagined
That shielded us from the real monsters
The adults around us
The adults we might become
And the adults we would know
And learn of
WHEN we became adults.