A heartbeat

It begins low and unnoticed

Then quickens

A room

Enveloped in shadow

Where you think you are alone

Where you think you are safe

Safe inside your own head

Safe in a dream

Safe in your bed

Far away from reality

But in the dark

When you think your covers will protect you

Will keep you warm

Keep you safe while you slumber

They will not

For there is a shadow

A Shadow crawling up your wall

Onto your ceiling

Then making it’s way down

It reaches for you

Claw like fingers

Scratching the paint from your wall

Tearing into your reality

You do not notice

But your heartbeat quickens

Even in your dream you can feel your heart race

Will you ever wake up?


Sleepless Nights



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