No Such Thing as a People
A monster cried out as afraid as could be,
“There’s something asleep in the bed above me!
Oh, momma! Oh, momma! Come save me!” she said.
“I fear it’s a people asleep in the bed!”
So old mother monster reluctantly woke,
and after a moment – still groggy – she spoke:
“I know you’re afraid, but I have to insist
that people, my baby, don’t really exist.”
“Well can’t you just check?” baby said in despair.
“I’m certain I heard something snoring up there!”
“I’ll look if you promise to sleep,” mom replied.
“It’s blankets… and pillows… no people,” she sighed.
Retreating, the mother returned to her bed,
as baby repeated these words in her head:
“There isn’t a people,” and hoped it was true.
And soon, she believed it, but tell me: …do you?