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monsters A. H. Lewi s In order to observe your own darkness, trace the black edge of yourself where your shadow meets your soul. Recognize that your wings are weights and your hands are not made of silk and your tongue is wrapped in barbed wire. These moments only unfold when we indulge in the smoke in our veins and the fire behind our eyes—and then it retreats into hiding, in waiting. You’re a monster, I told you, because everyone is. Life has a way of making monsters of us all. 26 Cauldron Anthology