Nightly Rhythm



keep quiet

heart and mouth

keep quiet

lest the drag to the south

(again)


keep quiet

rattling of the brain

keep quiet

lest the broken nails

will be broken again

(cracks)


it's okay

in the end, it's not real

forever but not real

they whisper, they scream (friends and lovers)

it's okay, honey

night creatures are a child's dream

they whisper, they scream


sleeping within the seams

no more screams

sleeping within the seams

breaths quiet, heart asleep

the cold takes over

but the nightmare again

breaks the mighty frost

and spills the shards of screams


back to day 1…


 

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