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Originally published: 09.03.15
There is no fear in the daylight. The sunshine is a distraction.
But when the moon drains the day of colour, I’ll have to close my eyes,
Withdraw from the warmth of the day,
And retreat into the scariest place I know.
I’ve been told to follow my dreams, so I do,
And they lead me to the backs of my eyelids
A place permeable to the demons of my present
Who use my mind as storage space for their grief.
I fear being frozen.
Read more Night Terrors by @sianfergs