What beast lurks

Listen,
Can you hear it?
What voices, just above a whisper
Angry hisses
A plaintive cry
Is it in the next room,
Beneath the trees next door,
Or trapped inside my head?

Chittering in a language
Unknown to man
Running footsteps thunder across the roof
What horrible creature
Lurks in the dark recesses above
Never to be seen
Only heard when all else is still and quiet
Listen, can you hear it?

Such a beast
Monstrous in size
Angry and hungry
Ready to pounce
Birds flea from it
Dogs fear it
Curses hold no dominion
Listen, can you hear it?

Inspiration: Listen

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