I can see
the eyes of the monster
through the window on the right

the monster puts its scaly finger
on the edge of the window
but its hand is too big
to fit into the frame
to enter the room and grab me

then the monster moves
and the room floor moves

and I can see its neck
scaly dirty
through the window on the left
in black and white

I hear my mother's endless monologue
next door
she never shuts up
I remember and return