You sleep and I feel your chest rise and fall
My head bobs in rhythm like a child in a trance
And I wait…
For our heart beats to meld to one, synchronized and loud
To drown out the screams that come from the outside world
We have grown to hate so much.
Eyes blink open and you see me as I watch your sweet slumber
But you drift back into your dreamland
And leave me once again alone and awake
As your stiff arms hold my heart
Suspended in its cage.
But sometimes I sleep and you watch my butterfly eyes as they dream
And my mouth makes words that you can’t hear…
But maybe it’s better that way.
In my dreamland I’ve made a world full of nothing
And no one, not even you or me or god…
My dreamland is an abyss where nothing enters
And nothing ever changes.
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