I’ll teach you to fear the Night –
to creep at the edge of the light,
and how your little street lamps
won’t keep you safe.

I’ll teach you how loud the Silence is –
how the weight of it rings,
like an old, rotten bell,
you’re terrified of breaking.

I’ll teach you how full the Shadows are –
and show you an army of monsters
that hide beyond the corners of your eyes,
hungry for a sign of weakness.

I’ll teach you about real Power –
when the snapping of a stick
barely as long as your hand
makes you jump a mile.

I’ll teach you about Terror,
and then sit back to enjoy the show
as you destroy yourself
from the inside out.

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