I close my eyes in the darknessIn the hope that you’re not there
It’s a burden that I live with
A pain I cannot share.
My eyelids are like blankets
I shroud myself from view
To feel a certain safety
And sleep again renewed.
These eyes are tired and sore
From seeing damage done
Like dust from absent dew drops
Those battles only lost not won.
I close my eyes despite the darkness
A hood of velveteen
There’s safety in there somewhere
Amongst treasures left unseen.