My mind races.
Every time I close my eyes there’s a beast that haunts me
It’s ugly, mangled and has death in its eyes
Staring me down every minute in that time between closing my eyes and sleep
When will it stop staring at me?
Will it ever go away?
There’s too many sleepless nights
The fear is too strong to overcome
Why am I so afraid to close my eyes?
The beast cannot hurt me.
It’s not physical
Yet how can it still weaken me?