Monster Monday :: defense of monster metaphors in haiku

27 Oct

Many monster tales
Endure because they serve as
Transformation tales

People become them:
Zombies, vampires, werewolves, ghosts
And in doing so

They force the viewer
To examine human fears
Through inhuman means.

Sometimes this is more
Effective than other times,
This is very true.

Other times it is
Easier to look at our
Anxieties thus.

It’s not a perfect
Form, but monster narratives
Are not just scary

If they are handled
With care.  They cannot just be
Totally dismissed.

–your fangirl heroine.

i scienced the thing


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