Fitful Sleep

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Nightmares are only dreams clouded in fear

I don’t know why it happens, sometimes I wish I knew. 

For when the nightmares come, so do the tears. 

My heart bleeds for a dream to fight away the pain.

When I wake up the pain is still there, right in the back of my mind. 

My body screams at me to fall back into a reverie. 

The fears weren’t done taunting me. 

I only wish for it all to go away, for the nightmares to recede into their caves.