Darkness, utter darkness

It's so...soothing

It sweetly whispers into my ear

"Sweet child rest, you're happy and you're safe now."

I want to embrace it, to become a part of it

I'm just so, sleepy

Suddenly a garish light shines

I want it gone!

The darkness keeps whispering sweet things into my ears

The light burns my eyes!

"Leave me!" I scream and shout and fight

I don't want to leave the sweet embrace of darkness

But I realize my fight is over when

I hear a loud voice piercing the darkness

Saying "Tom get up for school!"

I tear up slightly

But I get up from my all too comfy bed

And start my daily routine