Night Terrors

The night terrors

have returned

even after putting

into practice all the

lessons I have learned.

I am afraid to

close my eyes

in case everything

I was told turns out

to be nothing but lies.

The new day takes

an eternity to arrive

as I lie here trembling

not knowing whether

I will survive.

Sunlit eventually peers

through my curtain

and I can breathe easily

in the knowledge I will see

another day for certain.

selective focus photography of tree leaves
Photo by Egor Kamelev on


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