Bride of the Monster

You know me,
a humming, a ringing.

You stick to me with glue
made from overripe bananas.

You love me, a creature
dropped from itself,

broken and shining,
taut as lace.

Kathleen Kirk

Kathleen Kirk had a grown-up appreciation for Frankensteinís Monster after her girlhood crush on Herman Munster of The Addams Family. She blogs at