Fear of the dark and insomnia
are hard for someone who lives alone.
I remember a time when you were the cure
to all of my sleepless nights.
I remember the times when I woke up
to the treasure of you next to me.
You were comfort and safety in shining armor
you kept the dragons at bay.
The weight of you lying next me
would almost lull me to sleep.
In those days you would stay awake
until I was lost in dreams.
I would hear the sound of your breathing
and feel the heat of your skin.
Nothing could hurt me, fear was gone.
nothing hid under the bed.
I remember how you called me angel
and would tell me stories into the night.
Fiercely protective, wrapping me up
in the cradle of your arms.
Now it’s just me and on nights like this
I am small and my tears, so big.
Drowning me in memories and I’m still afraid
of things that go bump! in the night.