The Who-Who Man

 

 

During the day, the wooded area is friendly

          A hut burrowed in the shrub, shelter from the heat,

          A place for the child to laugh and play.

 

After nightfall

          A faceless man emerges from the wood.

          Without warning

          He is tall and moves quickly,

His arms and legs

          Stiff

          Scissor-like.

 

He announces himself to the child

                    who who who who

Invades her subconscious

                    who who who who

Invades her dreams.

 

"Daddy, daddy, help me, daddy 

save me from the who-who man."

 

 

 

May 1992