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Sleep escapes me


Dare I close my eyes?


Only to fade into the darkness, that
Suffocates my soul, terrorizes my mind
Thrashes against my being, until I
No longer fight it, but welcome it
Draw it further into my heart, let it
Rip me apart, tear at me, and I
Locked in a cocoon of sweat, succumb
To the sweetness that is the night
The passion and desire of the dark
Knowing, eventually, I will awaken…


I will, won’t I?


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