Clatter your teeth
Clatter them hard
Did you hear me say harder?!
You want to play deaf
Oh I know how to deal with you
You are my strong suit
I know what food to feed you
I know where to stick a knife
How to twist and turn it
It’s my specialty
You think you’re nothing if not strong under that pile of pullovers you’ve put on
Or that weird mismatched scarf around your neck
Or those gloves covering your stubby fingers
Or maybe you believe those socks are way heavier for my thin self
Now let’s do this
I pull the shots
I make the rules
And I give the orders around here
I will bite and you will shiver
I will bite again
You will tremble
A leaf in a storm will be no match for you
It will have nothing on you
I know after that you will crawl to your bed
Your favourite corner, isn’t it?
You will pull that duvet over your body
But I’ve known you too well
I’ve studied you since you were born remember
You’re an old dog to me now
No new tricks work on you
I’ve known where to bite
Where I leave you numb, almost paralyzed
You think that small blanket will get me to leave?
Is that brain of yours so small?
An ounce makes jokes over it!
If you were as smart as I thought you were
The first time I tormented you
From that day
You should have been twice shy
Let me do you a favour
Out of my own will let me enlighten you
That little warmth that blanket and clothing will generate,
Is not hideous
In fact it looks like a Barbie
Make a bonfire or something
Those are the real monsters.