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

Inhuman

Not in human form 

Or,

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

In I

In you

So real 

Not imagined. 

As an adult I realized the most comfortable monsters were those not real 

That we imagined

That shielded us from the real monsters

Often,

The adults around us

The adults we might become 

And the adults we would know

And learn of 

WHEN we became adults. 

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