My vampires have an invitation I can never take back. Emboldened, they follow me in broad daylight. The boogeyman sits in the passenger seat of my Kia. Hiding under the bed only promised a temporary scare.
Music uplifts people. And it's ubiquitous. You can't escape music if you tried.
...There's too much to run from. Every song is our song. So I sit on the shore and listen as they come in waves. Sometimes they lap my feet. Sometimes they wash me away. Today I am drowning.