To Shadows in the Night

shadow

In the middle of the night

Where one universe ends

I see that shadow

At the edge of the room

Where your darkness descends

I see a story lurking in your long ago

3 AM on the clock

A voice too hoarse to speak

Tonight I will only listen

As shadow whispers

Your stories of the damned, they reek

Through the ugly footboards of reason

Remember the dead you killed?

Each time in my sleep

Remember each loved one lost?

And tears shed inside my head

For the unlived who creep?

I always wondered what each dream cost

But tonight I won’t let you collect

You can suffocate my head

Spread fear in the black

I will endure for now, I will even smile

Soon on the emptiness of this bed

The flicker of my light will be back