i fell in love with the way you dream
the way your look under moonlight’s beam
the way your breathing syncs with mine
the way you shudder when I trace your spine.
your heartbeat thundering even in your sleep
your slumber intense and dark and deep.
even when you murmur and toss and turn
when your dreams turn murky and begin to churn
the beginning of a nightmare clawing its way to the light
the cobwebs of sleep holding you fast and tight.
and still I will watch and still I will listen
wiping away the beads of sweat that start to glisten
when the shadows come and your scream drowns my whisper
when you eyes snap open and you begin to shiver.
i’m here, my darling, don’t you be afraid
i’ll be here while the bad dreams fade.
but when you wake up and surface from the confusion
you will then find out I was all an illusion.
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