If you dream a dream of laughter
With heavy giggles falling from the sky
You will wake from bed soon after
Where peacefully sleeping bodies will lie.
If you dream a dream full of tears
Spilling from your eyes like blood from a wound
You will wake alone with your fears
Forever by yourself, forever doomed.
She approaches the vacant bed
On all of the late nights
For him to crawl in next to her
And wrap his arms around her
A warmth that only he could provide
He did this to himself
As she climbs inside
Pulls the freshly laundered sheets up to her neck
Where they lie
With a cold but comforting touch
I’m here for you
As she creates her linen cocoon
And drifts to sleep
He evades me
And hides in the shadows
Each time I yearn for him
And call out his name.
When I least expect it,
He reaches out to me
With smoke-like tendrels for fingers
Trying to grasp me
And claim me as his own.
I need him and crave him
For without him, I am diminished
A mere shell
Without a soul.