Halloween Poem by Maia Pagan

His nectar is despair 

His atrocious stench fills your nostrils 

Only you can smell him 

No one believes that you are being haunted 

He feeds off your insecurities and fears 

He cuts you off from the world 

The loneliness wraps you like a cold blanket 

You only feel a deep dread with him there 

He haunts you in your dreams 

You see him as those shadows in the corner of your eyes 

You tell yourself that he is not real 

Until it is too late and he has you 

You are gone