Happiness fills the day.
Mom is watching,
Always waiting for the thief to take it away.
He takes her time;
It’s all a ploy
For him to get his way.
The thief is here to steal the moment
To abduct her daughter into his deep, dark world.
Eye staring, glazing over, pupils dilating,
Body stiffing, shaking, trembling, thrashing all around
Mouth open, tongue shaking, drooling on the ground
There’s no consoling.
Time is ticking away,
Minutes turn into days
Gently stroking, whispering, kissing, she’s going to be okay.
Her eyes sparking,
The thief withdraws his grip,
Seeping back into the darkness, until his unquenchable appetite strikes again.
Happiness fills the day,
Mom is watching
Always waiting for the thief to have his way.