While You Weren't Looking by Aaron Frieden

pennies on the train tracks

pop rocks and coca-cola

razor blades in apples

red eyed creature under the bed

cyanide in advil

an alligator in the sewer

roach eggs in the envelope glue

and a part time kidney thief.

trains were burning

children were exploding

mouths started bleeding

kids everywhere were unable to sleep.

someone died curing a headache

a man was eaten sitting on his toilet

your stomach became infested

and one poor soul awoke in a tub of ice. 

today was a good day for the boogeyman.


Aaron Frieden is a highly unsuccessful writer and musician. According to his work history he is most skilled in washing dishes in the back of Italian restaurants and Pizza Huts.