Running away from nightmares tonight,
Feasible in the dark corners of the room
Tangible in the flimsy peripheral
Of my mind.
And I wish I wouldn’t fall asleep
And I wish I wouldn’t live in fear
And I wish I knew it was just a nightmare to me
And somewhere there are jokes
and song interludes with funny names
And my sister holding my hand as
I learned to breathe on a hospital bed
And my father’s exasperated voice
Telling me it will be okay
And it will be.
Time and time again.