I grew up in a haunted house.
Something dark and unearthly used to watch me sleep.
Something dark and unearthly used to follow people around the house at night.
Once it was suggested we do something to get rid of that dark and unearthly creature
that used to watch me sleep
that used to follow people around at night
that smelled like oranges,
when it began it’s dark and lonely travels around our home after midnight.
In the end we let it stay
and when I go home
watches over me when I sleep
and it still
follows people around the house at night
and I think it wanders around
the garden when the Orchids are in bloom.
It has a home
and with us
I think that after all of the years