thief in the night

Distant dream screams pierce the shroud
Less loud and steady than the ready alarm
Invoking the can’t resist insistence
That comes with the one more push

The fear, so clear and Clorox pure
Reality based, not of being chased
But misplaced, forgotten in the left behind
And out of mind of the out of sleep

Erase the empty pillow case spaces
Clutch with care, sharing jagged air
The heavy shroud shifts, and lifts away fear
As the helpless stares lovingly at the thief

~2008

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