Afraid to turn out the lights

Before I go to bed,

Afraid of the nightmares

That get into my head.

Always being watched,

Always being chased,

Afraid of once again

Waking up to a scream,

My scream,

And being covered in sweat.

Always being hunted down,

Always being found.

Afraid that one day it will be reality,

Afraid all will be lost,

And all I can do is wake up and fall back asleep

So it can happen all over again.

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07-26-04