Sleepover

Lights out.
My mind goes wild
I see dozens of creatures
Staring, grinning, coming near.

Whispers keep me company
They don’t like it quiet.

I struggle over the entire evening
Tossing and turning
With my blanket over my head
While keeping my eyes wide open

My bed seems so bare
So light and heavy at the same time
Can’t stay under the blanket anymore
I’ve tried it once and regretted doing so.

They like the way I feel trapped
Within the space where no one can see Continue reading