MeLTiNG mAN

He comes and goes as he pleases.
They all do, but him especially.
The goopy man who stretches out
from inside the shadows,
with green skin and that long face.

His pinstripe suit makes him seem all bone
when he has none.

Salacious smiles and gravely voices
make the bugs crawl out of my ears.
He lets them burrow into the grooves of
his slender fingers and
swallows them whole when they’re ripe.

Melting and stretching.
Melting and stretching.
In and out of the walls.
Growing like a tree
from the carpet beside my bed.
i can feel it when he watches me sleep.

Melting and stretching.
Melting and stretching.
In and out of my mind.
Calling all the slimy things
out from within my pores,
before licking them away.
He slurps them up like the jelly they are
and disappears into the dark.

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