...the night slithers towards her
wrapping her arms tightly around herself
she plays the roles of both
distressed maiden and burly protector
and despite her tiny frame
she plays both with equal aplomb
staring with quiet strength and steely defiance
into the creeping, leering darkness
she glares straight at the sharp, crooked teeth
displayed haphazardly in its maw of a mouth
she shivers and bites her lip
takes a deep breath and says:
"Im not scared of you anyway!"
flicks the switch
and the light comes on.