As the night settles, it begins.
Slyly, creeping deeper into my psyche
Darkening, the rims of my thoughts.
Slowly, swallowing my heart in captivity.
As the shadows crawl,
the creaking floor boards
Rattle inside my head,
My heart pumpers
as the sounds heighten.
The whole of my being shakes
as my fingers nervously
reach for the switch.
As the lights flicker on,
the darkness recedes with the night,
waiting for another war that can never be won.
Waiting for a chance of near captivity
to swallow the last of me whole.