Sleeping with demons


I prefer to sleep with my demons
with cover on or cover off

it never truly mattered
it never ever lasted long

even the candle from across
that long and winding stairway
broke open between flickers
waving farewell with its flame

casting wavering shadows
chasing but their contours
flappingly reaching my closet
filled with your lonely skeleton

rattling its forgotten thoughts
resembling reality in pure emotions
roaming through my deepest sleep
while chasing its tails and demons