I see you in my sleep
You terrorize me while I lay awake
You continue to scare me throughout my dreams.
I can feel you crawling
Upon my bed, at night, you stalk
I lay paralyzed, frozen, wishing I could ignore you.
I wish I could escape
You make me afraid of the dark
Unable to move or stretch out and reach for the light.
What is your claim?
Is my fear not enough to satisfy you?
Will my endless pain and suffering ever suffice?
The nightmares are getting worse
Your breath is cold, bitter and rasping
You give me chills when you whisper my name.
Every sleepless night
You wonder into my view
An ugly shadow pressed against the wall.
I can barely breathe
My heart is racing to a feverish pace
I shiver below my covers, while pouring with sweat.
I see no end in sight
You are obviously here to stay
I know you secretly laugh at your successful torture.
I suppose it’s all my fault
I’m the one who thought of you
I’m the one who wanted you to begin with.
The truth is far more clear
Everything that has made me ill and depraved
Is the result of a lifetime of longing for your absolution.
I am you…