Let me obsess

Over what you don't see

These terrible dreams

Which I can't flee

Bedside roses

Rimmed in black

Butterfly kisses

Stroking my back

This madness that's me

It seems I am cursed

To a life of pain

This eternal thirst

For some reassurance

Of beauty and life

I simply do plea

Take me away from this strife

I want new beginnings

White sheets without stains

Yet I'm bonded to suffering

Constricted with chains

Why do I see dark

When I know there is light?

This angst is unbearable

Nothing is right

Shadows are lurking

And I cannot run

Yet somehow I realize

That shadows mean sun