Shadow Intrudes 


A sound

a scratching


then a knocking

then banging

at the door



words muffled


quiet terror


Then silence


A shattering of glass

then a thump

footfalls thunder

doors slam

doors creak

soft, silent steps

a shadow

breathing ceases

the shadow is still


A heavy sob squeaks out

the darkness reacts

swift as a whisper

quick as a scream


Last gasps and final beats