Remember when you were little,
Just bite size?
Can you remember lying in your bed at night, restless and imaginative?
Hoping that sleep would come for you before the Boogeyman?
Can you remember the shadows?
Maybe they were hanging from the light?
Creeping through the hallway?
Hiding in the closet?
Do you remember the fear?
The tightness in your chest?
Trying to catch your breath before they caught you?
Squeezing your eyes shut to block out the darkness?
Did you panic?
Since then, have you filed all that nonsense away?
Flooded those thoughts with worry and work?
Did you replace that imagination with responsibility?
Did you swap that magic for money?
Those dreams for nightmares?
Who's crazy now?
Maybe it's you?
Maybe it's still me.