My dreams are haunted
Afraid to close my eyes I lie awake in the dark
My fingers grip the warm sheets beneath me as the silence chokes me
All around me the air is still
Shadows are swallowed by the dark
My heart hammers in my chest and I can’t catch my breath
I try to make believe that the light will save me
But the light never comes.
Tears slide down my cheeks, soaking the pillow beneath my head
I can not control it anymore, I close my eyes
and the night consumes me.