Hopeful forgets the nightmare

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.

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