Sometimes, I imagine myself in the ocean at night.
I'm surrounded by blackness except for the small part where I'm floating. There's moonlight shining down so I can see a few feet around me.
The darkness holds something.
I can hear and feel the water move as it swims outside of my vision.
Sometimes its brave enough to swim in front of me, close enough the light catches it. Its always something different, but its always some kind of monster.
The thing that haunts me in the water is what haunts me in my waking life. Sometimes i hear low clicks, whistles, sounds that echo across the waves and come back to me.
I tell myself if I stay in the light I'll never be touched.
But the darkness doesn't need light to stop it.
Just a chance for me to turn my back to it.