Darkness sucks in a deep breath.
I can hear it gasping for air. My air.
As if it needs my life… to save it.
I can see it pacing on the walls,
Dripping from the ceiling above,
And swallowing the floor below
As the candle beside my bed dances.
I close my eyes to a different darkness
Filled with images I’ve collected.
Memories gathered to defend me.
Now that I lay me down to sleep
I pray for all the people that I keep.
I am thankful for all the love I’m given,
And that one love I never have to question.
Locked away inside the safest part of me
Far away from the monster of depression
Lurking and trying so very hard to seep
Into the fire that love created down deep.
And I suck in a deep breath…
Because I know your love
Is like a dreamcatcher protecting me