The night is yours alone—
Shadows gawk through darkness—
You uphold dignity in your stance,
A simple smile.
We all hurt inside—
We all let loneliness wash over.
Restraints we set for ourselves
Are broken by others.
A faded tissue here to hold—
Blanketed by tears of remorse.
Every faint sound—every motion…
Becomes a pattern of forgiveness.
Light cracks through shadowed blinds—
My eyes shut,
Waiting for dreams.