Secret creatures in the dark
hidden in the blinding black
you can feel their eyes upon you
and their claws upon your back.
Once the light is on
they have fled, leaving you alone once more
and you can't remember who's and why's
of what was on your back before.
Name has ever seen them
black on black, as they are
but you can see their eyes
brighten in the dark by far.
Watch out for these darkened places
like corners and hallways.
So, sleep tight children
bedbugs are the last of your worries