Where the shadows live

Where the terrors of imagination

Stalk me

Till I sink under

The nightmare of dreaming

 

The dark specter haunts me

my daydreams taunt me

I seal the past

Hidden at last

In the dark places

That I never forget

 

I have faced my fear

and my fear came up short

It won't engage me

Or give me credit for winning

It merely slinks out

Like it was never an issue

 

I have surrendered all

I have given in

But no relief comes

No quiet I gain

Just a prison of submission

—JMSH