the demon jumps on me


its claws

grip my thighs and arms

its beak tears at my chest

it rips me open


inside me

is another, smaller me

made out of red jelly

like lung tissue


the small me

steps out

and runs across the stage

and dives into the audience


there is nothing

except the sound

of heavy breathing

in blackness


then there's a light

in the distance


I travel towards the light

and find that

all that is left of the universe

is a yellow-green box


inside the box


is the demon