I Close My Eyes – Poem 


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. 


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