Ode to Sleep
How sweet are you,
with your tender embrace that calms my nerves,
your strong arms that grip me tight and drag me deep into the abyss,
away from the raging fire that consumes my waking days.
I know you've created for me another world,
I look forward to these stories you tell me,
the tales of adventure, happiness, love,
fables you wrote to pry my thoughts away from the real world.
Sometimes, though, I feel you wrote them to frighten me,
to punish me for the wrongs I have committed.
But I´ve come to love the sense of fear you give me.
It takes the edge off of my real fears.
You are my relief, my drug.
I´m addicted to the things you do to me.
I'm obsessed with the spell you put on me.
But sleep, oh sleep,
Why do you always leave me?
Why can't you stay with me forever?
Is it that you tire of holding me,
or is it that you fear what the sun will do to you?
Whenever she casts her rays of light into my room,
You flee into the shadows.